Put the new tires on for the road trip, new Metzler Sahara 3 for the front, new Metzler ME88 Marathon for the rear.
This is a street touring rear tire, good for 10k miles, hopefully.
The front is the standard for my bike, a 21″ enduro tire.
I ‘might’ be able to pull off the whole loop on the same tires, but the desert eats tires, I will be homeward bound, and hauling assinski.
I think installing another set out there somewhere might be in order.