Very nice pic! Great composition and just the right amount of artistic processing....
I know this is a pretty difficult hike with an elevation gain of about 1700' in around 2 miles.
Did you do the whole IN/OUT? ....and was there any kind of view at the top?
I did the whole hike when I was much younger (in 2002). This scene is a short walk from then parking area in June 2021 when the rhododendron was blooming.