Originally Posted by almissoula
Route planning, I've never been and could go up through there or through Tehachapi, but that looks like a tarmac. Can I ride through Lake Isabella this time of year? aka, is there snow?
Sure can. Elevation at the lake is actually below 3000'. Pick up some crack on your way through. Just an FYI, going up the 178 is quite curvy and could be icy depending on the time of day. Personally, I'd just stay on the highway and get your butt to DV.