I've been giving some thoughts to a ride to reward myself after graduation/ certification in the medical field and have been thinking about the Grand Canyon area. Just planing on exploring the region for about two weeks on a BMW R80 G/S. I'll be riding solo so don't want to go to extreme, but really don't want to be on pavement. Good dirt/fire roads would be great with MAYBE some very light sand. My riding experience on sand is very little and a loaded G/S isn't the best. Tires will be good 50/50 Heideneua's K70's. I've done the TAT on a DRZ but since I'll be solo, taking risk isn't what I'd like to do. Preferably camping will all be free, hopefully with some sort of running water nearby,i.e. streams or the like. Most likely in the early spring, unless clinicals is scheduled right after graduation. Area that seem interesting are Mesa Verde, Bryce Canyon, but I'm pretty open at this point. any input would be greatly appreciated.