I'm not sure if this all got resolved, but I finally got the go ahead to attend.
I'm nearby and plan on arriving friday, with no real plans yet and could easily help out with some kind of shuttle/flip-flop. I might even hike a bit. I will also be leaving sat lunch time to pick up my son and return, so could easily make a side trip. Let me know if anybody needs some help or a ride--happy to help.