I am already looking forward to the Dai or similar Oregon trip this summer. We are just back from 3 weeks in die Schweiz, & Deutschland. Nice time around the Boden See, Swiss mountains, etc. Hiked 10-20 miles most days. Great Bier, and nice weather. Very relaxing...no sleepless nights, no startle response, no tintitus..hell, I was nearly normal there.
Looking forward to seeing you again one day. Could not make the Death Valley trip this year due to travel out of US, but next year looks more certain if it happens.