I decided to give this site another try for sunrise photography since I just happened to be driving by it on my way to photograph some senior portraits. It's pretty amazing how much difference a week makes. There were a lot less clouds than I would have preferred, but the smoke was relatively clear so all the major peaks of the cascades were visible.
On a different note, the sunrise the following morning was beyond spectacular but I was on my way to work and wasn't in a spectacular location. Either way, this keeps me wanting to go out and take more sunrise photos from spectacular locations.