Used to camp quite a bit. Whether hiking, driving or mc riding, I've always enjoyed the process of camping--looking for a good site, setting up tent, getting everything ready for dinner...I love the campfire time. Just "getting-away-from-modern-day-trappings" type of thing. Problems seem less, well...problematic. But my Achilles heel for camping enjoyment has always been bedtime. I just do not sleep well tent camping. 3 hours of sleep is about what I hope for, but often it's just an hour or two, making it hard to do extended camping trips. You get older, you value sleep a bit more. Throw in the blessings of RLS, and you value sleep quite a bit. Ah yes, Restless Leg Syndrome...if you have it, no need to explain...if you've never heard of it, that's a good thing. For someone who is already a light sleeper like me, it's rough. Combine RLS and a light sleeper with camping, and it makes for some long nights. But I thought I'd give a mc camping trip another shot because I really wanted to explore eastern Oregon. Trip reports like this whet the appetite: Alone in the Oregon Outback - 7 Days of Solo So I updated several items: new tent, inflatable sleeping pad, new mini-stove and this last week was the time. I had between 3 and 5 nights, up to six riding days to go exploring. What I wasn't sure about is where I'd actually go...Hell's Canyon area extreme east, south of Berns, extreme south center around Lakeview...or maybe just closer in the central area. I thought it best to just listen to my instinct, keeping in mind my 2007 KLR650 with 47k miles on it was aging...and so am I. Day 1, Monday. For several weeks I had been making purchases, laying things out. I've taken the KLR on long trips to Mexico and Guatemala before, so I know my general setup and it didn't take long to find a spot for everything. From Gresham headed towards Detroit Lake. I got underway by 11:00, and my only real destination was to make it over the Sisters mountain area: The luggage setup seemed solid, the bike was running great. Had put on a new front tire and did a number of maintenance items over the winter. New chain and sprocket were ready to go on but they still looked ok by the start of the trip so I left that for later. I've owned this '07 KLR since 2008--bought it second hand when it had 2,500 miles on it. Besides a broken fuse on a trip to Mexico, I've never had a single mechanical issue with the bike...nada. I like it's simplicity and I've been able to do all mechanical work on it, which is saying something as I'm a mechanical idiot at times. I wanted to camp by one of the lakes off hiway 20, but I've never explored the area so I didn't know what to expect. At Suttle Lake: I don't like pay spots for camping so I moved on. About 5 miles before the town of Sisters, saw several dirt roads and it was a question of just choosing one. It was about 5pm and since a lot of the gear was new to me, I knew I wanted to leave plenty of daylight to get used to setting things up. I bought four of the Omeal's veggie dinner packets--no hot water needed, just pour water into main packet and heating packet steam cooks food packet. Are these like "meals ready to eat" military style? They were surprisingly good! After dinner walk around: A good start. I was poised to head into Bend to pick up a few things I was missing and stock up on water. Open fire ban was in effect, so no entertainment there. Got a message that my 64 year old brother had bad sore throat, fever of 102, bad headaches, difficulty breathing...oh no. And there I was lamenting aching RLS knees. Slept more than 4 hours, but couldn't help but wonder about my brother.