I'm planning a trip from Las Vegas to Black Rock City, NV, north of Gerlach, and am trying to figure out the best route. From what I've read, it sounds like 395 is prettier than 95, but I've also been advised to avoid driving an RV in Death Valley, which makes it rather tricky to get to the 395. I'll be going in just a few weeks, so it will be the hottest part of the year. I have to admit that I'm also slightly nervous about driving on 95, as I've heard there are a lot of truck drivers going fast on a two lane road.
Any thoughts would be very welcome! Basically, I'd like to take a route that is the safest and easiest to drive, first and foremost, followed by one that has interesting scenery or places to stop.
Thanks for your help!