I have a love-hate reaction to RideFreak's ride reports, and this one is no exception. Thank you, RF... and dang you, RF. Thank you for reminding me of the experiences still remaining on my bucket list... and dang you for the same reminder. (Gee, today I think I want to be reminded of the adventurous spirit I believe I once had, but I also need my reality check for being a lazy sloth who can't seem to get away from work and commit to telling the family "see-ya, don't look for me for a week or two".) Overall, though, I really do have to thank RF for taking the time and effort to not only document his travels, but compile an excellent report. Especially, the addition of the tracks. When I first read this report, most of the descriptions and explanations about directions seemed as nebulous and vague as if he had handed me a sextant and said, "Keep Ursa Major to your left and Orion on the right...". Then he posted the excellent tracks, complete with gas stops, and beds! That completely changed my point of reference, allowing me to reread the post with his descriptions and story on my left monitor, and the tracks loaded in Basecamp on the right monitor. Very cool. RideFreak, you rock. Thank you.