That stone cabin is as far as we made it. We rode in the Pine Nuts all morning and took an interesting route to the base of the mountain. Late in the day and still needing to ride back to Sacramento - we turned around after my bike died half way up that steep white section of road above the plateau. Going back for the summit soon. Good introduction to Nevada dual sporting
Just posted my ride report: dezert newb ride, pine nuts to mount paterson.
Thanks again for all the info kdx - those washes you suggested were great. You ever need anyone to show you around over here near Sac / Auburn - we have some good stuff in my backyard - especially in the winter.