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Old 03-31-2014, 02:30 PM   #1
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Shasta to Auburn CA route info pleeze

Heading south the end of May on my 12GS from Shasta to Auburn via Hwy-89 then pick up Hwy-49 at Sattley to Grass Valley. Is this doable in a day and what kind of weather should I expect that time of year? (I see elevations approaching ~6,000')

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Old 03-31-2014, 05:24 PM   #2
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>"Shasta to Auburn via Hwy-89 then pick up Hwy-49 at Sattley to Grass Valley. Is this doable in a day and what kind of weather should I expect that time of year? (I see elevations approaching ~6,000')"

Very doable.

End of May. Weather, likely good but...
that time of year it could be any sort of weather.
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Old 03-31-2014, 05:26 PM   #3
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Heading south the end of May on my 12GS from Shasta to Auburn via Hwy-89 then pick up Hwy-49 at Sattley to Grass Valley. Is this doable in a day and what kind of weather should I expect that time of year? (I see elevations approaching ~6,000')

Any info tips appreciated!

Thanks, Dorian
ya..shouldn't have any problems by then. It's only about 300 miles. Are you going to go to the '49er rally down at Mariposa over Memorial Day weekend?
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Old 03-31-2014, 07:38 PM   #4
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route planning

On a normal year your route probably wouldn't work. And forgive me if I am wrong. Off the top of my head, leaving Shasta out past McCloud and 89 is nice on a big bike. nice views but to straight for my liking. and then taking 89 through Lassen Park in much higher than 6000 and they don't plow it and open it early.
You may skip 89 and take several other routes. Down I-5 on the big GS from Shasta to Redding. you could take 44 east and hit a dirt stretch called the mineral Viola road {22 miles}Dirt stretch and hop over to 36 and up to Chester out through Greenville and catch 49 where it starts, which is also off 89. 49 down through Downieville is a must for any Adventure Rider.
If that dirt section sounds if'y then I could recommend good country roads out of Redding that can work you over to 36 that are good also.
I live in Red Bluff and know all the roads out there so if you want some more info let me know.
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Old 04-01-2014, 08:01 AM   #5
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Wow, thanks heaps everyone for all the information! My plan is for a semi-expedient route that avoids the I-5 slab-o-rama. I'll look over these options and chime in if I need more info. Not doing the '49er - riding down to visit some friends I haven't seen in a long time.

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Old 04-01-2014, 09:24 AM   #6
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Here is a bit longer route with some cool back roads.


View Back Roads in a larger map

This route includes Buck Lake Rd out of Quincy which has a long string of beautiful curves that are posted at 35mph and you take them at about 60 with a big grin. There is also Oregon Hill which is a great paved ADV bike road, rough with potholes but you can take it a good clip. Can't explain why, but it is one of my favorites. Lastly there is Dog Bar Rd, which is a nice way to avoid the boring stretch of 49 into Auburn.
This is a longer route, but a nice option. Also, if you are getting tired and want to crash in Nevada City, I have tent space or a cot available with a hot meal and cold beer.
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Old 04-01-2014, 09:29 AM   #7
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If that map doesn't work, try this link. Google maps can be a little wonky at times.

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid...882a2f3f&msa=0
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If Lassen is closed take 44 to Mooney Rd into Westwood & 147 south along Lake Almanor easr shore.

Gold Lake Hwy at Graeagle ain't a bad ride, ya miss the overlook on 49 for the Sierra Valley though

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Old 04-02-2014, 08:07 AM   #9
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Thanks everyone for the great tips and info! Lots of great options to look over.

Hobbes950 barring any delays I'll be staying at my friend's but I appreciate the kind offer!

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Old 04-02-2014, 01:41 PM   #10
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Lived in Shasta (Shingletown off hwy44 near Lassen) and Grass Valley...(Live in Nevada City currently)
I've done variations of all of the above. Time-wise, they are all doable. Road conditions would be the only deterrent.
I'll chime back in with some suggestions at another time (at work)
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Old 04-03-2014, 12:20 PM   #11
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Heading south the end of May on my 12GS from Shasta to Auburn...

Be sure to check out the Auburn Ale House if you like beer. Their Hop Snob IPA is one of my favorites. They also have awesome salmon tacos.
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Old 04-03-2014, 08:37 PM   #12
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You will be fine this year. Our drought is very bad so snow should not be an issue. The route a couple of posts up heading down 49 is a blast. You would not be disappointed taking it.
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