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Old 04-21-2013, 05:03 PM   #1
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Travel on Hwy 58 between Bakersfield and Barstow

Need info on this route , pease .

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Old 04-21-2013, 05:07 PM   #2
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A great alternative to the Grapevine (I-5). Much less of a grade and good road.


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Old 04-21-2013, 06:51 PM   #3
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Need info on this route , pease .
Of course 58 won't put you in LA and the Grapevine will, if that's a consideration. You would still have to go over Tehachipes but much easier tha GV.
58 is good road although some is two lane only.
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:50 PM   #4
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Mostly four lane highway - a bit of two lanes towards the eastern part of that route. Sometimes cross high winds. I use that about twice a year and wouldn't hesitate to recommend using 58.
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We take 58 from Bakersfield to Kramer Junction every January. It is my Route of choice when going South.
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:19 PM   #6
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after 4 corners (jcn of 58 and 395) there will be some 2 lane followed by quite a bit of 4 lane until it goes back to 2 lane a few miles outside of barstow. Makes absolutely no sense. Keep an eye on the mirrors in the 4 lane section as Vegas traffic frequently travels nearly 100 mph trying to get around all the trucks and MHs before hitting the 2 lane.

People are not shy about passing on double yellow, passing well into the "right lane ends" areas, and there's always the guy that figures he can drive in the left lane at 60........
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:18 AM   #7
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there are lots of radar cops around on 58. they kept turning my remote controlled ceiling fan and tv on. i never had that happen before or since. my escort ecm was never quiet.
for railroad buffs, the Tehachapi loop is interesting.
the ''spaceport'' at mojave is interesting. there is a quaint restaurant and museum there as well as a large aircraft graveyard and storage area. they have tours of the aircraft graveyard.
there are several reasonable priced rv parks in the area.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:40 AM   #8
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X2 on the Tehachapi loop.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:49 PM   #9
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Done that stretch many times, go for it.
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There is a very nice small RV park at the glider airport that is great for taking a break while traveling along Hwy 58. We use this route to go from Monterey to Las Vegas or into Arizona and the town of Tehachapi is a convenient place to stop and break up the trip.

It is a better way to go into So. CA in general by going to I-15 and then south and avoiding the LA basin traffic which is often at a standstill. Distance is greater but drive time is much less.
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Here is the campground. While there we just had to take a ride in a glider.


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