I'll be leaving in a couple weeks or so (!) for a tour that is not quite the standard Pacific Coast Route. I plan to deviate after the Canadian bit to get myself to Ukiah, CA, which is sort of in the middle of northern California, there to visit the Abhayagiri Buddhist monastery. Then I'd rejoin the PCR down to San Diego with stops in L.A. and San Jose where I have friends & family.
Anyone familiar with a good route on this path? Is going to Ukiah pure suicide for a n00b tourist? (The road looks pretty . . . crinkly on the map. Google Earth makes it look "not so bad" but for all I know it might be a 20% grade on the ground.) Time isn't really an issue for me, so taking it easy is the preferred method if possible.
Thanks folks--this forum is incredibly helpful & informative and I hope to get some more of that!