On day four, I rode from Pollack Pines to Strawberry on Highway 50. There is a lot of downhill from Pollack Pines to Ice House Road. From there, the road climbs steadily with the grade mostly between 4% and 6% and a few steeper sections topping out at 11.5%.
I am not looking forward to the next section. Leaving Strawberry, there is a very steep grade up to the summit before dropping down to Lake Tahoe.
The trip log for Virtually Biking Across America is here.