Hi All, I've scaled my 10 states in 10 days, to 4 states in 6 days as well as some interesting diversions along the way. I grew up in Durango, CO but now live in San Francisco. I've done several dirt rides including a D36 Enduro that I didn't do too bad in. As I slowly migrated towards dual-sport (with more an eye on touring)... my first forray was a V-Strom DL1000. Great introduction, but not exactly up for some of the riding I had in mind so I finally pulled the trigger and got an 05 R1200GS which I love. I've been prepping it in my garage and just about ready for my trip next month (will post pictures later). So here's my plan... Day 1, Tue. Sept 16 - San Francisco to Durango Route - Miles: 1,076 My house to my mom's is exactly 1,076 miles so I'm going to do a Saddlesore Ride to get there. Have always wanted to do that and thought this would be the perfect trip. Day 2, Wed. Sept 17 - Hang out in Durango and rest Going to spend a little time with mom Day 3, Thu. Sept 18 - Durango, Silverton, Ophir, Telluride, Moab Route TBD - Miles: Approx: 300 (about 30 off road) Planning on leaving Durango super early and considering Silverton is only 50 miles away... I could easily be there and ready for the Ophir Pass by morning. I considered Imogene, but thought I would take the easiest road to minimize the get off factor. Then I'm off to Moab and looking for good slabbing routes. Day 4, Fri. Sept 19 - Moab Route - Miles: 60 (some off-road) Planning on doing the Mt. Sal Loop and possibly more. Then hanging out in Moab that night Day 5, Sat. Sept 20 - Moab to Vegas Proposed Route - Miles: 523 This will be mostly a slab ride going through Capital Reef National Park and eventually landing in Vegas. Day 6, Sun. Sept 21 - Vegas to San Francisco Current Route - Miles: 560 This will up near Death Valley and back through Yosemite.. I'll probably scrutinize the route from Yosemite home since I know there are some better routes I can't remember right off hand. Packing List Extra brake light bulb Couple of plastic bags Toilet Paper Syphon Tire Repair Kit Adjustable Wrench Small Vise-Grip Hex & Torx Wrench Sets Extra Fuel (using small MSR canister) Camelback Snacks Rain Gear Electric Tape Duct Tape Wire Ties Extra Fuses Rag Latex Gloves SPOT Small First Aid Kit (REI) 3 pair of microfiber shorts 3 pair of boot socks 3 microfiber shirts 1 pair of jeans 2 pair of microfiber long underwear Baseball Hat Camera Small Laptop and Power Cord Headband Flashlight Leatherman North Face black Tech Jacket Plexus and cleaning cloth Tow Strap Locking cable (helmet, jacket, etc..) I'm actually budgeting 6-7 days for this trip so I'm flexible. I'm pretty set on my plans getting as far as Telluride and the highlight is really Ophir Pass, but would love to incorporate some riding through some of the beautiful places I've seen in Moab... just not sure if it's possible to incorporate the Moab section as a leg on my way to Vegas. Any advice is greatly welcomed on routes, places to stay and see and I will update this original post with the final itinerary including my packing list which I've started. Here's the before pic of my new ride: It's been properly Farkled with various Touratech items for protection along with a mount for GPS and Radar and a new set of Tourances. It came with Vario luggage so will be using that for this first trip.