Yeah thanks that's a good point. if we end up going alone we will probably go even slower cuz the whole trip start to finish and back home is probably over 2,000 miles. lucky for me, Masumi is a hardcore adventurer, so we can do whatever rolls our way. We might spend 2-3 weeks on it or If we run with others we are flexible.
honestly, I wish I could do it on my GS 1150 but that's out so I'm happy to do it in the 100 and just take our time.
I don’t know if this will affect your trip or not, but you might want to read about some forest roads getting closed
NMOHVA - New Mexico Motorized Off-Highway Vehicle Association