Sooo, a few friends and I have decided we want to tackle Ridaho GRIT 3 in 2020. Been reading through several ride reports of guys that have successfully ran the loop, all of us have run the KAT (Kentucky Adventure Tour) on the east-side of the US once or twice and thoroughly enjoyed it. I would say on average our group is at a mid-B rider level so hopefully we survive. A couple of questions: - What time of the year should we be planning on doing this so that it's not too hot we suffer from heat-stroke but avoid the snow as well at elevation? I'm thinking June - August time-frame. We plan to camp out-side but also don't mind hotel/motel accommodations - Max gas says its 125 mi for the GRIT 3 loop. I presume that is referring to dual sport style miles and not say single track, 2 of us are on Beta's that currently have 2 gallon tanks, we will be upgrading to the 3 or 4 gal aftermarket tank before the trip to ensure we can make 100+ mi sections. - Is there decent cell reception throughout the loop? I plan to use my Iphone as a GPS with the GPX routes on Motion X. - We will be making the trec from Michigan to get out there, yes it's a hell of a long ways away. Where would be a allowable place for us to leave our vehicles while we run the loop? Also, does anyone recommend running the loop in a certain direction? Anything else we should know from a planning standpoint?