to start cross country tour in July, we're going LA to Vegas. Best route so far seems Barstow- Fort Irwin, to Tecopa, on to Las Vegas .
Other than the obvious heat issues, I have the following questions
1. Anybody know about civillian lodging in Fort Irwin, and Tecopa
2. Condition of roads, amount of traffic , Barstow-Ft Irwin, Ft Irwin-Tecopa , Tecopa-Vegas
3. Services, food, gas, ice, etc available along this route
4. Alternate route from LA-Vegas