Nevertheless our route continued on down 395, before catching the 58 into Barstow. Highway 58 used to be a 2 lane, rather rough, heavily traveled route, trying to combine trucks and trailers at 55, with the rest of the traffic trying to go 65 or above. It wasn't fun. But in the last few years, the entire section has been twinned and re-paved, so now its a relatively mellow drive.
Traffic on Friday nights and Sunday afternoons gets intense, as it appears that almost everyone in LA attempts to go to Vegas for the weekend! And, that usually results in miles of stop and go traffic!
I've camped in this spot or nearby quite a few times and really enjoy it. It's close to town and the interstate, yet is very quiet, and there are lots of opportunities to hike and bike around in the vast expanses of desert and mountains.
After a number of enjoyable days in the desert near Baker, Ca, it was time to move on. With traffic on the I-15 somewhat lighter on a week day, it was time to head for some lake time - in Nevada.
Topped off the propane and had a bite to eat in Searchlight, then headed down to Lake Mohave, within Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
There are a number of nice coves along the western shore of the lake, but the access roads can be rather rough at times, with some loose sand, and not suitable for all rigs. Scout ahead or research before you go! (Cottonwood Cove is paved all the way)