Heard reports that there were things to see in the country to the south; decided to investigate. Here's the Cliff Notes version so far
Bitterroots were rainy
Lost Rivers were sunny
Craters of the Moon (no cheese found)
Bryce (up looking down)
Zion (down looking up)
Coral Pink Sand Dunes SP (great park by the way; thanks Utah)
More to follow as bandwidth becomes available.