Last year SWMBO & I took our 2007 BMWR1200GSA sidecar rig up the Continental Divide Route from southern New Mexico to Banff Canada. We followed Big Dog & Cannonshots GPS tracks with a couple of modifications for mechanical issues and meeting up with old friends. The ride report for our CDR trip last year can be found here: http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/hacking-through-our-kids-inheritance.984587/ We realized that there was still a lot more of the Rocky Mountains that we simply had to experience. So we decided that we would short cut a bit of the mapping and planning and go with Backcountry Byways Heart of the West route (HOW). http://backcountry-byways.blogspot.com/2012/10/forever-west-adv-route-revised-for-13.html Tony has put together a great route and with his base being in Idaho Falls, he does great work on keeping up with current conditions along the way. The one really nice thing about prepping for this year's trip is that we had our camping setup dialed in and fully refined by the time we got home last year. We didn't need to buy or add any new or additional gear. So even though we do plan on camping as much as possible, when I do get access to wifi I will try to up date this ride report the best I can. We won't be hitting the road until Sept 1st as I'm trying to time staying with friends up in Anaconda & Whitefish Montana over the Labor Day weekend, but I thought it would be a good idea to start the thread while I still have a bit of time. Our plan is to get started on the HOW loop up in northeastern Nevada between Ely NV & Windover UT. We will be heading up Hwy 395 in California and then cross diagonally across Nevada spending the first night camping at Nevada's Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park outside of Gabbs.