You are definitely a Red Rock Rider! The whole family is!
Several years ago I read an RR on a route through southern Utah that captured my imagination. I got the maps and in 2005 rode the route while on my way home from Laguna Seca MotoGP (Go Nick!). Part of that route involved camping at Toroweep. The Rangers in St. George ecouraged me because there hadn't been much rain. They looked at my KTM and said go for it! It was fantastic too.
Last month I rode a wr250r down the CDR and left it in AZ for the winter. I love that little bike, but it took me quite awhile to get used to the motor. I am presently looking to replace my old KTM twin. I was thinking the new one would be my very last motorcycle, since I am in the AARP demographic.
After reading your thread, I can see I'm going to own a few new bikes before its all finally done. Thanks! Makes choosing a lot easier.
Say hey to Dad and Pops for me. I'll see them on the trail.