That was great! Thank you for sharing your story and photos. This is a place only in memory now, but it can still inspire people to get out and have their own adventure. Like all good stories, this one has a moral. Things change - better get out there and have your adventures while still possible. I think about some of the remote areas that people have to ride to get some solitude and be able to see the Milky Way at night, the shooting stars and sunsets and sunrises over landscapes unblemished. We are blessed in the west that there are accessible places within reach. I cringe every time I read a ride report about having to "endure" the hardships of riding through the boredom of the mid-west and prairies of Canada. Krummemusic - have you explored anywhere in North America? Come visit. The adventures are here. They call to you with small powerful voices to leave the city, leave your toils and noise and civilization and come see the night skies and listen to the silence and pee in the bushes and move through the world on two wheels to the rhythm of your own desires.