Hello all, This was my first overnight trip on my 09 Super Sherpa. I've done multi-day trips on a couple of other bikes I own, a KLR650 and a DL650A Adventure, so taking off for the overnighter was no big deal, except that the Sherpa is small, low on the displacement scale, and delivers less than 15 hp at the crank, from what I know. Here she is, loaded and red-to-go: I knew the bike would be fine mechanically, I bought it new in 2010 for my wife, who wasn't interested in it. I let it sit around for a year, starting it occasionally and giving my granddaughter rides on it. Last year, I decided to use it to run around town, to the hardware store, grocery store, etc. It was comfortable, zippy, and turned out to be real fun! The seat was terrible for longer rides so I replaced the foam and cover with a Seat Concepts kit. What a difference! I was taking longer rides now, up to 6~7 hours... Loads of fun! I had a TCI rack and Cortech bags set-up on the KLR, and replaced it with HT SU Racks and panniers, so I had the Cortech sitting around, and luckily, a fellow inmate had HT SU racks off a wrecked Sherpa for sale. I put the racks on my Sherpa, along with a new top rack from HT and mounted the Cortech's. Since there was no bottom support for the Cortech bags, I wondered how well they would work. They worked great! Here's a picture from the rear, all thats missing is the "WIDE LOAD" signage! I didn't intend on Gifford Pinchot Nat'l Forest as my destination until about 1 hour before leaving. Was going to go into the Olympic Nat'l Forest, but I've been there a bunch, and frankly, I needed a change of scenery. I printed the GPNF MVUM, which took forever, but at least I would be legal. 2 hours and 15 minutes after leaving, I was in Randle WA at Fischers Market getting last minute grub. Even though I had already packed enough food on the bike, I had a hankerin' for Idahoan brand instant spuds... Had to settle for Betty Crocker though, and hers ain't so good... Picked up a map and a NW Forest Pass, fueled up across the street, 1.2 gallons/99 miles... I went in on FR23 and it wasn't long before I came to a gravel road and left the pavement. Came to a trail called 275 Kraus Ridge. Nice looking single track, I thought, why not? The Sherpa is definitely not my KLX250, but this little bike took me right up that trail, handled great in everything but the super sandy spots, and even though I smacked the bags on everything along the way, it did everything I asked it to, and it never complained! I did take video of the trail with my Contour camera, I need to trim it down, and perhaps I'll post it here, later... Here's the video: <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/wlUfOSE4Y4g?rel=0" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe> I ended up at North Fork campground, and paid a lot for the spot (18.00). It wasn't till I was bedded down and reading the MVUM carefully that I realized this whole area was okay for dispersed camping. Oh well, had running water at the edge of my site, and a pooper across the road. It was a very nice campground though, and in the end, I would pay the same again. Here is the site I stayed at: Here's a list of what I took with me on the trip: Sleep Cell Sleeping Bag from Costco Eureka Chrysalis Hammock A-Lite Monarch Chair Thermarest Trail Scout Pad Kolpin 1.5 Gallon Fuel Can Tire Tools Mini Air Compressor Patch Kit Spare Front Tube Space Blanket Sm First Aid DeLorme GPS with SPOT Communicator DeLorme Atlas GPNF MVUM Variety of food, 2 oranges, 2apples, 4 pkg instant grits, instant coffee, powdered milk, granola bars, instant mashed taters, precooked packet rice, packet aloo muttar, packet chana masala, tuna packet and cookset, tiny butane/propane mix cooker, personal hygiene and butt-wipe and a variety of other odds and ends. Oh yeah, 6 liters of water, water purifier, shorts, tee shirt and flip-flops. Forgot, 1 emergency MRE and a Gerber folding shovel... Geeze! I know, long list of stuff, but I included it because I was amazed at how much I was able to bring along... I figure I could have stayed out for at least 3 days, and hell, I should have since my bride was cranky when I got home! Here are the last of the pics: Tower Mountain Mount Adams, I think... someone please verify. Cispus River??? Mount Rainier Mount Adams. The Super Sherpa performed flawlessly. I ran as fast as 65 mph on the interstate, but mostly stayed at 40 to 55. She pulled up the hills at WOT carrying the load and my fat 225 geared up butt without skipping a beat, and she ran the trail like a mountain goat! Definitely a GREAT BIKE! Just about 300 miles on 4.15 gallons of fuel, 72 1/4 miles per gallon. What a cheap weekend! I had a lot of fun doing this, and am looking forward to doing more. If anyone cares to join in, get in touch. I know it would make my wife happy if I stopped doing this stuff alone! Cheers!