I took a ride yesterday, left Nevada City, rode up Hwy 20 into Washington, over to Malakoff, up into Allegahany and Forest City, before heading down Henness pass to Hwy 49 for the ride home. The weatherman was calling for temps near 100 degrees in the valley so it was a perfect day up on the ridges.
Hey, Oldtrucks, if you're still following this thread. From your route description it sounds like you connected to Allegahany via German Bar/Plumbago Mine Road. I've heard that section is pretty rough - steep with rocks. Do you think a late model KLR can make it through there if it's dry or is it plated dirtbike only type terrain?
I've been here and there in the area (Washington to Malikoff, Forest City, Allegahany, Just did Henness this last sept.) but not that particular route. I tried two weekends ago but there was snow on the sides of the roads and it was real wet and sloppy long before the turnoff so I turned back. Probably going to try next summer.