Oh, I know how to find gas. My comment was more about relying on a paper map, even one as good as the Benchmark series, to do route planning. quasi_inrem will be a long way from home and I'm sure he knows there is no substitute for local knowledge, which is why he posted here. I sure wouldn't plan a dual sport ride in the eastern time zone without some local help. I actually thought it was farther between Christmas Valley and Jordan Valley than it is. Most dual sport bikes can probably get that far with only a quick jaunt up to Burns for a fill up. There use to be gas in Crane at the restaurant/bar but they were closed last fall when we were there. Gas in Frenchglen is very intermittant and not likely to be very fresh. There is gas at Rome, so even the smallest tanks should be able to get that far. I'm sure quasi_inrem has his shit together, but sometimes folks who haven't spent much time out west don't realize the scale of the western deserts. Harney County is about 10K square miles with around 9K folks living in it, most of those in Burns and Hines. It's pretty empty out there! My wife and I are planning a week or two between Fields, Cedarville, Gerlach and McDermitt this summer, so I'm checking out routes and gas myself. Beautiful country. Looking forward to the Steens Mtn Loop.