The pictures sure look familiar.
Wish I could have been able to get you over to our web site, we could have routed you around some of the obstacles you hit. We were just a week or two ahead of you and ran into the same things. I was posting daily GPS tracks and route notes whenever we had a motel with a phone.
Look forward to seeing the rest of your report.
Our trip info, GPS, journals, photos, etc. is here