The best part was that the layers of mountains peaked out the higher up we climbed. Every time we thought that was all the mountain peaks another range would slowly poke up. Mt. Baker even managed to squeeze between some other peaks so we could see it. The Hidden Lake Hike we did last year felt like this one too but no where near as many peaks and constantly increasing views.
The day started out quite cloudy but as we ate our chili mac :) on top of our peak the sun started to push through the clouds and we got a sunny, & hot, hike back down. We spent the whole day up their wandering around dipping our fingers in alpine lake water, grabbing handfuls of snow, and saying 'wow.' It was exactly the hike we wanted that weekend, next up snagging one of those overnight passes!
it doesn't look steep or far but we hiked up to that very last large snow patch at the top