San Franciso Bay Area to Joshua Tree route tips?
We are thinking of going from the San Francisco Bay area to Joshua Tree Park in southern California in a few weeks. The GPS just say "take I-5 south to I-10 and turn left." Given the legendary Los Angeles traffic, I would be open to routing suggestions for a 31-foot Class C motor home. I'm not sure I want to go that deep into city. We'll be taking two days to go, stopping halfway down. I think I saw a wide spot to stop near Lost Hills.
I've been using Google Earth to map out the "wide-spots," rest areas, and truck stops along the way, and am amazed at the lack of "car crawls" on the freeways down there.
A friend and I drove through there in 1976. The friend always made sure to hit Los Angeles at midnight, and I remember the roads were fairly empty.
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