Doing a ride from Whidbey Island (my house) down the coast via HWY101 through WA, OR and to NorCal. Taking a route that involves the Lost Coast, Ave of Giants and eventually down HWY 1 to Fort Bragg. From there I need to traverse east to the Yosemite area around Columbia/Jamestown area where I will rendezvous and base camp. My thoughts are to hit HWY 20 east to Grass Valley then on HWY 49 south towards Angels Camp. Is this reasonable? What are areas that are must do along this latitude? What are areas to avoid? Thanks for any input.