The world has seemed to be burning with fever and indignation lately, and personally, it's felt more than a little overwhelming. So, I took some overdue vacation and rode west for several days. Trying out an edited highlight reel, rather than a narrative ride report with pics. Of course, some of the most memorable bits didn't lend themselves to video - waking up in the middle of the night to find a moose overhead, sniffing the top of my tent; a deer cautiously approaching as I sat reading at camp; riding through howling wind, rain, slush and snow on a remote highway in southwest Wyoming; and a visit and conversation with a dear friend at the tail end of the trip. For me, nothing is as rejuvenating as spending some meaningful time out exploring and appreciating this big, beautiful world. I hope this video gives you a small taste.