You are correct; this will be challenging! First, we live in Oregon (one of us on the Oregon coast between Lincoln City & Newport, and one in Portland). We have now decided to ride from Bandon, Or (on the southern Oregon coast) to Powers, OR, then take the Glendale to Powers bike route to Glendale, then somewhat follow last years Cycle Oregon route but end up going via Butte Falls to Rocky Point (along the north end of Lake Klamath), then via Chiloquin & Bly to Lakeview. We will head south to just north of Alturas, CA where we will head east over Cedar Pass to Gerlach, NV. We will then ride south to Fernley, NV where we will pick up the Western Express Route. There will only be 2 - 3 of us but we are supported. If conditions become too extreme (and they may in August) we have an RV available. This is not a route I would probably do that time of year without support.