So this weekend our friend David picked out Hungry Valley to take a trip to. After reading online, it seemed like the perfect place to go to. We invited another friend named Klaus (These are the people so far going on my Alaska ride, see the trip planning section "Cali to Purdhoe Bay"). So both bikes were given the gift of new rubber. Kenda K270s. I bought some rok straps and I love them. This is pretty much how we are going to pack for Alaska. Basically we will bring the same thing, just more clothes. We rigged up a Camelbak Backpack that I had from the Army and converted it to a tank bag. Worked perfectly. Much cheaper than my wolfman tank bag (which came with my bike). We meet up at my friends house and we ride off to Happy Valley, which is just outside of LA, about 100 miles away. We set up camp and take all the luggage off our bikes. We do a small ride just to check out the surrounding area. We come back and start cooking dinner. I take off my giant windscreen because I am scared to break it. This is at the top of a nice hill climb. You can see our tiny blue tent. So we then go to town, pick up firewood, and some other stuff (beer, drinks). We go back to camp and start relaxing. I come up with the great idea to go do the hill climb (see above picture from the top), in the dark, a tad bit tipsy. So I go up and I make it. My friend David isnt so lucky. He has a worn down rear tire and has a small tip over in the middle of the hill. Klaus and I, with Davids help (if you call making everything harder help) roll his bike down the hill backwards. David is fine, except for broken glasses (that he put in his pocket after he crashed and smashed them rolling down the hill), and a tweaked hand guard. So we call it a night in front of the camp fire.