Hey, that is me in the picture...
Nice write-up Larry. The one point I would add for somebody that might be thinking about this trip and considering the more direct south slope up from the PCT. I did that route a few years earlier and I remember steep unattractive heather.
Going down and around Glacier Lake is totally worth the extra elevation. The most enjoyable section of the entire trip was from Glacier Lake up to the ridge near the summit. Don't skip that part.
John, I'll make sure to pass along a percentage of my SummitPost royalties from this page.