I am planning on attending this year's event, had a lot of fun last year and am getting more confident in the dirt.
So here is my plan, let me know any suggested changes and/or if you want to join. I am willing to share a hotel room and the expense on the couple nights I was contemplating a hotel, but I got to warn you...a co-worker of mine on a recent out of town trip got his own room on the side of the hotel with the rail road tracks so he could get some peace.
At any rate, here's the initial plan. If any great suggestions come in, I'll make edits below it.
Rule #1, Avoid the interstate.
-July 12, leave Denver at 8am.Ride to Thermopolis, WY (405 mi). Camp at "Fountain of Youth RV park" - I want some soak time after the first big day.
-July 13, ride to Missoula and get a room or camp?
-July 14, Join the V-Strom planned group and ride Lolo and Magruder Corridor into Boise.
-July 15 and 16, enjoy the gathering
-July 17, from Boise to Green River, WY (Take in Craters of the Moon and Atomic City)
-July 18, Green River to ??? I don't want to push too hard and get into Denver really late, would rather have another day to play (and buffer for errors in judgment)
Total loop will be around 2310 miles not including riding at the actual event.