Hi inmates! I mostly lurk and learn from y’all here. Retired Army and still working for the DOD albeit from home these days due to COVID… Going stir crazy to say the least and really want to get out on the open road and back to nature. Before COVID a buddy and I were planning a two week trip from Huntsville Alabama to Colorado and then up towards the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, etc.… before returning. He’s decided not to go due to COVID (He’s 60 and diabetic) so I’m considering making the trip myself the end of August through early September. I want to avoid the interstate as much as possible (even totally). Figure 3 days across from Alabama to Colorado, off interstate, no rush, 400 or so miles a day. 8 days to play, camp, and ride once I hit Colorado. Figured I’d head N/NW (towards the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, etc…).and then 3 days back to Alabama (14 days total) Planning to camp 2 days (primitive, national parks, etc..) in a row and then a hotel for shower, real food, rinse and repeat. A few questions on my mind: Any recommendations on a route/routes (off interstate) from Alabama to Colorado? Recommended campsites along the way? I’ve used freecampsites.net before with pretty good success, but I’m hoping to find some amazing secluded campsites possibly around lakes and/or with a view once I hit the mountains. Typically the ones only the locals know about! Guess this trip is as much about turning off the news, politics, and all the other BS these days as it is about riding! Oh, I also checked out Tent Space, but thinking most people aren’t currently interested in guests due to concerns over COVID. Would be traveling late August – early September, in Colorado, Yellowstone, etc... (weather, tourists, animals)? I understand traveling during COVID is not ideal and I’d need to take all the typical precautions… Mask, wash hands, social distance, etc… Searched the forums one last time before posting to try and avoid redundant questions and came across this post: https://advrider.com/f/threads/im-grounding-my-1200-gs-due-to-covid.1456242/ and now it has me reconsidering the trip altogether… I certainly welcome any opinions, insights, and/or advice!