Welcome aboard. A great post. I had no idea one do that kind of shooting over there. Those angles and shooting spot situations are pretty realistic and make for great preparation.
Hmmmm, Everett, Snohomish. I had Snoqualmie Falls Lodge waffles for breakfast yesterday. I have kids about your age in Kirkland and Samamish. The visits there a long and boring with nothing to do but watch TV. Playing with grandkids is great though.
If a could shoot a bit and meet some good folks I'd visit more often. Would a gray haired old dude work into your schedule. The weather doesn't mean squat to me, just so the target can be seen. I also think my "Big Girl" maybe could reach that far. Hittin' anything is improbable due mostly to "pilot error".:o
I think it would be nifty and greatly beneficial (read selfish) to drive 12 hours, set up for any of those shots and see if the "first" shot is in the kill zone. With witnesses, no less! Ain't that what LRH is all about. That's what I'd call real practice.