I don't know what to say here, other than this is awesome. Your trip, your writeup, all great.
What did you take for food? You mention it was a success. Care to share a list of your major gear? Pack, tent, sleeping bag and pad would be nice to compare against my own.
Did you ever have worries that you didn't know your route? Were the trails and maps easy to follow?
About bear poles, there's no requirement for bear canisters? There is where I hike, and it can be annoying to pack one. Flipside, though: they can make nice chairs.
Snow: any traction issues?