Originally Posted by ramjet
Isn't that Sierra Buttes fire lookout not far from Downieville? Take a look up there if you can, it's worth yhe look.
Is this it?
Poker flats road is a steep trail, but definitely manageable on a KLR loaded with camping gear.
I reckon a semi-competent rider should have no problems.
Just don't stop on a steep uphill covered with roots, it's a bear to get going again.
The area around Downieville is a great place to ride, have fun!