I did this ride last summer and it did not disappoint. Sure it incorporates some CDR and even a touch of the PCT but it was more than the where, it was a fresh state of mind out of the work place and into the unknown! I have been riding dual sport bikes since the early nineties but have never actually been on a true adventure. I had planned this ride in many forms but what it ended up as was exactly what it needed to be. A ride! Nothing short of just RIDING MY MACHINE TILL I WAS CONTENT! The bike --- 09' 690r with many mods Me --- 73' male, maybe in need of a few mods The earth --- The amazing platform to combine the two Let's put it this way. I got my GPS uploaded with the routes the morning I was to embark while my ride, my father, was waiting with his friend for me to get my act together. We had to go from west central Oregon all the way to Eureka Montana in one day, in a truck. Well it worked out for the most part since I got it figured and we were off only an hour late. That night after we had dinner in Eureka at 9pm and it was getting dark, we searched for that campsite that must be right around the corner. We pulled through many FULL campsites and at midnight we ended up at a roadside rest-stop in Whitefish Montana called Grouse Mountain. I slept in the bed of the Tundra while he and his friend slept in the front. Not the best way to start your first ride but hey, the price was right. The next morning brought great weather and my anxiety rocketed up as I looked at my bike and thought WTF am I doing. Then I put on some gear and inhaled some caffeine, while the jitters faded I focused on the tracks I needed to link up with. Oh did I mention I've never followed GPS tracks before this trip!