My first ever adventure ride was on a Katoom 690 in Death Valley back in early 2016. Had to borrow luggage, my incredible wife gifted the 690 to me, and I joined a band of misfits who'd been hitting DV for some 13-odd years. I was talked into it by a good buddy who's had to take a hiatus from this kind of riding (though ironically, the Katoom 500 you'll see in this report is the same exact bike we spent ~2 hours diagnosing a fuel-pump issue at Barker Ranch in '16). Instead of a group of 10-12 yahoos during my introductory ride in '16, this ride would only consist of 2 nutballs, yours truly on the little WR250 and my good buddy JP on said Katoom 500 (which would once again prove to have a niggling issue - no reflection of my buddy JP though ). Our plan of attack was 6 days of riding with a base camp at Panamint Springs, several nights at PSR and several nights out in the park. Though my wife questioned my mental capacity at wanting to drive the entire haul there and back in one day on each end of the trip (JP too), I didn't want to blow an extra vacation day on both ends. So, at stoopid early on Friday, April 5th, we jumped in my truck and started our slog southeast. Our adventure included a bit of everything, with a few things I'd be mighty pleased if Murphy decided to skip on our next journey. To build a bit of interest, a brief synopsis of that "bit of everything": Great weather most of the time Awesome people Fantastic riding Amazing scenery Rear flat Puking coolant 65mph winds & a sandstorm Empty fuel tank 42 miles from gas A10 Warthogs ripping through a canyon Killer hot springs Super cool cabins Sand & rocks galore Great beer Good campfires Perfect riding buddy I have a whole ton of video footage to sift through and plan to create video(s) for each of the day's rides (those will come after posting all 6 days with pictures). I tend to take a bunch of pictures, so this is going to be a photo-intense report (and I'll only post 1/5th of what I took...lol). I did grab clips from each of the days and threw a trailer together, that's posted below. Please note a disclaimer as I don't want people to get all up in arms when they see some of the footage. There's drone footage, it was only out when we were completely alone and it never hit questionable altitudes. Based on feedback from @Plawa, I upgraded to the GoPro 7 and wow - the footage is incredibly smooth compared to previous iterations. Well worth it given what we rode in. A few teaser images to whet the appetite.