Just joined, 'looked @the date? of post, so I'm not sure if this is too late. I was On Staff out @Deep Springs College '02-05, lived w/my Family in Bishop prior to DS College. So to get to town "I had to round-trip Westgard Pass 4-5days a week"
Hwy 168E. is a Hoot! Had a Supermoto-prepped DR650 & a Desert/Dual Sport XR650, years ago I owned a KLX650 (since the early-70's I Always Liked Kawi Green, from the Original 2-stroke 'GreenStreaks', my first Kawi was a 350-Bighorn.
'Years before - DS Valley, we lived Up Above off Angeles Crest Forest (3miles from Newcomb's Ranch, a Big Bike Gathering for Rider's - like The Rock Store) I prefer Hwy168 'Less Crowded' It's a 40+mile Roller Coaster-of-a-road!
Hwy 168E. redux: 'They Don't plow the road during Winter, The Narrows is A Gas!!!, if Y'all get Off-Road? try Wyman Creek @the North-West end of the Valley up-to Robert's Cow Camp then On Up to Silver Peak down the Trail will drop back into Owens Valley...
ps: If you stop by Deep Springs College @Lunch/Dinner time, You'll be Welcomed to Feed, then Tour the Campus (Lots O' History there: Frank Lloyd Designed/Built the older Bunkhouse/Western style bldgs, Founders O' DS College were-L.Lucius Nunn, Nicola Tesla (Yup 'that=Tesla), & George Westinghouse (Yup! Again)
Aloha! & Good Riding! booter