I am headed from Phoenix to San Diego. I want to get out of town in the afternoon on a Saturday and get about half way. I have been looking at google maps and have placed stars on some of the spots I am looking at. I hope the map works from the link.
How safe are casino parking lots? I assume they will have security rolling around. Do you think the parking lot will get too loud with trucks coming and going? I figure I will get the farthest away from everyone that I can - maybe find some dirt way out in the corner away from lights and noise.
I have selected some places off the highway that just have some dirt that the google car got close to so I could look at the terrain. I will just be there overnight until early morning, so I assume I can just keep the doors locked and should be fine. These places are in the desert near nothing and I would be able to see and hear someone headed toward me.
I thought about finding a small campground, but I don't want to pay for a 6-8 hour stay for no reason.
I am looking for spots off the I8 preferably between Yuma and the base of the mountains - that way I can wake up early and head over the mountains.