I also got to teach a private 5-day skills course on Mt Baker, the last of the variety scheduled through the end of my season. Two guys wanted to learn all about snow travel and safety as part of their skiing excursions and possible future glacier trips. Quite refreshing - it's not often that we get people who say, "yeah, the summit is cool, but we really just want to learn more skills." Sweet!! A fun week.
In between, a friend and I volunteered for a local cycling event near Mt Rainier to gain admission next year. Driving back we had to stop for this: