Man, looks like it's a fun ride already!
Are you really from Ukiah? I'm from Hermiston; my family has a cabin near Ukiah....I grew up riding dirbikes into town to get icecream.
Also, good to see some pictures of J-Tree. I lived in 29 Palms for three years!
Have fun man! You can't go wrong using Jdowns as a source of info. I just rode with him for a day. He's a great guy!