GREAT trip report! I especially like the fact that you included maps - that's fantastic.
I'll be picking this report apart as we prepare for DE-V in September. At this point I'm thinking we'll have to do some detailed planning to avoid running out of gas.
I may shoot you a PM now and then as our trip approaches.
I'm going to take a winter trip again this January 2018 over a long week end, willing to consider some additional candidates to come along. Will most likely be over a long weekend, a Thursday - Tuesday trip.
I will post details on the "Future Adventure Planning Category"