Well, I will readily admit that I would have had zero chance on Granite without Jackson Hole Mountain Guides. Not because the actual climbing was hard but because the route finding on summit day was way over my head. I resisted the guided thing for a long time but finally gave in and found that I really enjoyed it on all 3 HPs I just completed.
Thanks for the congrats. I missed on Hood on this trip though ... making me 0 for 2 on Oregon's HP. Might try the Cooper Spur approach next time I'm out there.