well shucks! you're starting from my neighborhood even Ranger. 6 is a good route, there's an excellent truck tire service place in Hawthorne (as well as Whiskey Flats, a great overnight rv place). I use the alt 95 to yerrington then Fernley. its a long grade up out of Bishop but not overly steep. heh, my old bus has been pulled over in both Bishop and Hawthorne by officers looking for stuff (once for crossing the double yellow on a tight turn in Hawthorne and once for a plate light out in Bishop) and somewhat humorous to be the convergance of 3-4 patrol units (with dogs) both times...but I had my papers in order, was polite, they were polite, and no citations given. They were on alert for festival goers with drugs it was obvious...so travel clean.
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