There are some of us in Nor Cal who do the same thing,we just use the Nevada desert instead,although Ive been to Apple Valley to ride,even out to Anza Borrego/Ocotillo Wells and loved em both.
We can be in Gerlach NV in about 2.5 hours and be gone on our way to Idaho in dirt,or off to South Eastern Oregon high desert,all in dirt. Hardly any people out there and the high desert is a wild place to ride at times.
Weve had ice storms,rain,snow,wind or just solid 95/100 degree temps like this July when we went out there.
The plated 530 does the trick,I will take my 300 out there sometime. Much like off road Baja a plate is really not needed much,just nobody to check to see you have one.
Some bikes around at times