Originally Posted by Big_John
WR250.....but it was nearly too little a bike, especially with luggage. I really want to recommend everyone to consider 400cc to 650cc, especially hauling gear. (I suppose some of the new 300-350cc bikes might be just fine.)
All sorts of bikes can make the trip, but you will have so much more fun if you choose the right tool for the job.
Sage advice by Big John
I should have been a little more firm regarding the WR250R on the CAM1000. It was barely adequate on the high technical passes, and I found myself wishing for more CC's many times. In fact, a couple of times, I didn't think the little girl was going to make it (i.e., on the Sheep Creek switchbacks and Mosquito Pass)!