National Forests Abound
If you take the scenic route to the Sierra Stake Out, you won't be bummed. Head west from Boise and catch the northern end of the 395. On the way South, you'll blast through a ton of National Forests including; Fremont, Modoc, Lassen, and Plumas.
As you get closer to the campground, you will start getting into Northern California gold country. Take your time covering the last 100 miles as there's tons of neat places to stop and different ways you can choose to finish off your journey,