Catching up, you guys have definitely had a heck of a ride through the mainland! The trek into that small town where the pannier was lost looked fantastic, though I totally understand the trepidation on making it through. Great updates - the horse ride, the experience in Durango, all of it! And @Chriswyper, you mentioned storing your bike in the SW, but if you considered something further north in the PNW, I have plenty of space for bike storage, etc. Riding season here is different than the desert; food for thought. Looking forward to what comes next!