April 2013 folks posting here may not have noticed that the OP is April 2012, which I only just noticed myself. Nonetheless, it is an awesome set, and I enjoyed the read very much too -- felt like I was there! Great stuff.
Mike subsequently did get to the Devil's Tower in September 2012, mentioned as a goal in the April set, which is also fun: http://www.extremeinstability.com/2012-9-22.htm
I concur with his equipment findings too -- such as the super-annoying magnify feature on the 5D3 not having the nice +/- buttons that I have on my 7D (and apparently even on some Rebels), and the super-crappy coma on the 24mm f/1.4L II making it useless for starfields. I'm on Samyangs (aka Bower, Rokinon) for 24mm and 14mm now for the same reasons.
He seems to be doing well in general, though I have no affiliation, etc.: http://www.extremeinstability.com/