Earth > Americas > North America > United States of America > California > Barstow
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Barstow is a town in California. Due to its position at the intersection of I-15 and I-40, as well as its large truck stops, Barstow is an excellent town to hitch a ride east across the country.
"We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold." -- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Hitching from Downtown is nearly impossible due to the onramps. Camping is limited due to housing. Best bet is to take bus #3 from the library to the outlets on the West side of town.
Rumors of a trallace enabling campers to set up on the roof of the old outlet center are false. However, the old mall is mostly abandoned and for 3 days I didn't see a single security guard. BONUS: the land behind the old outlet center is BLM land - free camping for up to 14 days. Hitching north can prove difficult due to traffic speed and highway patrol, consider a $25 dirty dog bus ticket to Las Vegas. Money was easier to get than a ride. - Jsplts.