Thanks, everyone, for the ideas and suggestions. I ended up sticking with pavement so I could put the miles down and get home in two days. Did 400 first day and 530 second, got home Sunday evening. Will be posting a ride report up shortly in that forum with pix.
Rte 89 N out of Prescott to I40 for a couple miles, then onto Rte 66, through Seligman to Kingman. Love the Mother Road!
US93 North to LV, and kept going North up into the desert, took a left on Rte 375, the ET highway. Overnight in Rachel. Then across 6 to Tonopah,
US(5 to Yerington, drop down 208 to Topaz, up Monitor Pass on 89 to US50 and home.
OK - just one pic:
Like I say, will provide details and pix over on other forum. Tip-o-the-hat to RJNUTT for suggesting the route up ET - wouldn't have spotted that! Great ride!