Last weekend, I drove through the Gold Bar - Index road, the road described in the previous post. The road has been partially repaired, the section that washed down was rebuilt, but there are still a lot of potholes, and there is a ~ 200ft stretch that is graveled. Still, I can now ride it again.
So that opens the Index-Galena road. Here is a map of that trip. Note that the Gold Bar - Index road still appears incomplete in the map, which is why the itinerary uses a section of Highway 2.
Google says it is 19.5miles, so that a 40 mile round trip. I can't wait to try it!
Galena is at about 1000FT, Gold Bar 160FT.