I just remember we left san diego late afternoon after work. We got to barstow and it was blazing hot, we were having cooling issues and we'd had the windows down and heater on across the desert. At a parts store I pulled the thermostat completely out of his cherokee (no cell phones to call for help, two 18 year olds just going for it) which helped some but still were running hot. I fell asleep and woke up as we were climbing the grade to flagstaff, window still down freezing my *** off now. Had a meal as the horizon was getting light in Flagstaff and remember the waitress commenting that we were up early for our age, replied actually we were up late and left and kept driving. Got in mid day the next day... It was like an 18 hour trip for us but we had car issues across the desert that delayed us.
Not sure what the haul from here is. I'm actually hoping for Moab in '14 myself with the expo. May take the dirt bike too and try to get a day of riding in with it also.