I will be south of you. Should be fun as I am taking a rookie along with me. I will let him shoot the grouse though, I have grown bored of them, it is the mountain quail that I am after. Good luck and let us know how you do.
I have got to wait till next weekend but will be heading up to lassen or modoc county for some grouse and quail if I see them. I'll be hunting X4 in October so I will combine that with a little scouting.
Mountain quail are extremely tough because they prefer to run than fly adn use the thick underbrush to their advantage. With experience you will learn to work around and get ahead of them and still will not get great shots.
Look for Grouse around clear cuts that have old growth nearby. Also around mid morning look where there are springs and willow bushes are thick and you will find grouse. I hunt between 5-6 thousand feet. Good luck the season is only one month.