If you're legal, just ignore and enjoy.
As for the shotgun slung over your chest??? Read RCW 9.41.270 and give some thought as to how not just a Law Enforcement Officer, but a Court and Jury might interpret your actions.
Based on the events of this last week/weekend, hikers are bound to associate your actions with the likes of the bonehead who took to his bunker in the North Bend area.
FWIW, if there were that many hikers in the area I seriously doubt that there were many 4-legged critters around that could do you harm. For the two legged ones, as you said, you had a .45 and a .40 adequate for that.