Royal Arch was a destination of convenience rather than a destination of desire. My wife and I were looking for a place in the desert to camp. Since it's January and even low desert temperatures can drop below freezing we wanted VERY low desert. The most interesting thing on the map in the direction we wanted to go was Royal Arch! So that became the destination. The intent of this little overnighter was to test a few new things in preparation for a two week long trip later in the year. First, we intended to test a new stock seat on the KTM 950 Adventure to see if we could stand it all day. We are going from a Renazco to stock! It's backward from the way most people do it, but the previous owner had the big money seat made and I'm usually pretty happy with the factory offering. Second, we wanted to try out our new home away from home. In the past, we have used a 2 person tent, but find that it gets extremely cramped. It's fine as strictly a 2-person tent. It's tolerable (barely) as a 1 person + riding gear + other junk tent, but not a 2-person + gear tent. We skipped over the three person tents as potentially too cramped and went for the grand mansion, 4-person tent! It's only 2lbs heavier than the 2-person tent and not that much bulkier! Third, we bought two Exped Synmat 9 Dlx mats at REI at a super sale before I went to Alaska last year. While I have slept on mine, my wife has not slept on hers. I used mine all through Canada and Alaska (on the nights we camped!) and got the best sleep I've ever had camping. There were times in hotels I would have rather been on that mat. Since I have been back we haven't done a camping trip, so this would be the first! I agonized over the routing all week and finally came up with something I thought we could do. The Red is Day 1, Blue and Yellow are Day 2. The Red is pretty much all new to us. We figured there would be some backtracking and exploration. The only part like that on Day 2 is the Yellow.