Hang in there and have fun. I’ve done some CW chasing, but haven’t activated with CW yet. Work schedule changes are taking most of my time right now, but I keep working for that day to activate with CW. Not even much chasing time right now, but keep looking forward to it.
While you’re waiting to go up the hill, I’d like to suggest checking into a slow speed CW net. One I check into sometimes is the Carolinas Slow Net on 3571 at 2000L Eastern Time. Should be workable from your QTH on 80m at night, especially with that big loop (looked up your info on QRZ.com). Those folks will help you along, and you’ll get used to hearing some different characters, prosigns, etc. They won’t make you take any traffic if you don’t want to, plus are friendly and will slow down if needed. And it gets the jitters out of your system before the hill trip.
There are other slow CW nets around, I’m just familiar with this one. The link for more info is: http://web.ftc-i.net/~ale1/csn.html
Like other folks have said, most ops will slow down if needed and the flow gets easier as you go. Have fun on the hill.