You did not say if your insurance company has mandated any minimum number of hours of dual. If it's more than 8 hours you'll need more than one day (or more than one cfi).
Mike is very good and thus very busy. Call asap.
For the return trip I highly recommend you beg, borrow, or buy a portable oxygen set up. Then fly over the mountains, rather than around them. Note the airlines generally won't let you bring a tank on board, you'll need to get it locally in PDX. Or ground ship it in advance. Or rent in PDX and ground ship it back.
Not a direct route, but you could fly southeast, pick up I-80 near Salt Lake, and follow it thru southern Wyoming. That's possible without O2.
PS When you call Mike make it clear that you are providing the aircraft, so he doesn't have to get Van's.
Last edited by BobTurner : 07-04-2013 at 12:55 PM.
Reason: PS added