Ok, guys, I know there is a ton of collective (and individual) wisdom out there. I've never really posted on the site before a few days ago when I solicited some help on setting up my bike over on the Scrambler thread. I'm located in Northeastern Indiana and have a vacation coming up which starts Friday, May 10, and runs through the Tuesday following Memorial Day...back to work on May 29. I want to do a Southwestern/Western tour. Originally I thought I would have to ride out from here, but my brother who is a truck driver has said he will get a load for the 10th going to Texas and haul me and my bike along...nice fella my brother. That will quickly put me in striking distance of where I want to be. I hope to be dropped somewhere on Texas 380, which I have heard is a nice motorcycle road. My goal is to avoid highways completely. I have no aversion to gravel and two track at all, in fact, the farther off the beaten track the better. But I am also mindful that I have limited time...19 days to get back home in one piece, and I am assuming I will have to ride all the way in for my return. The chances I can hook up with my brother somewhere are very problematic. I would like to travel through Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, and then home. I would like to ride through rural and remote areas and stay away from cities and highways. I plan to camp most of the time, so I don't care about the availability of motels. I will haul some Mountain House meals along, and some coffee, so I can get by if there is no place to eat. I will be riding a pretty stock Triumph Scrambler rigged out for ADV. Obviously my gas range is limited on this bike, call it 125 miles between fills. I will have installed a Touratech 3 liter gas can to one of the panniers, and a two bottle mount to the other side. Origiinal plan is to have fuel in one bottle and oil in the other. So, there you have it, the skeleton of my dream. I am having a very hard time putting the route pieces together through the various states, I'm new to traveling on a motorcycle. Not new to motorcycles though. I have pretty much had them continuously since 1968, and I had my GS for almost 15 years...but never did more than a long weekend on it. If anyone can help me plan a remote route which is feasible, or offer advice as to resources that I can use to figure this out I would greatly appreciate it. I'm a bit stuck at the moment...prom dress and no date type thing. Thanks.