Great report and thanks for the pictures!
Sorry you had such difficulty finding out about the event. I had info for the webpage but it unfortunately didn't make it on.
And wow, what and adventurous trip over. I was wondering what you were doing under the hood of your car, now I know.
I have quite a few maps I'd be happy to share with you. PM me with your e-mail addy and I'll send 'em to you.