Looking for experiences of making the run from Barstow to Harris Ranch direct. It is 229 miles per Google, and includes the Tehachapi summit. I know I can divert to Tejon and make it no problem but it adds 30-45 minutes drive time. On my trip down in December I talked with a couple of people that had done it, and it sounded like it was pretty tight. Suppose I could set a goal rated range to have when I hit Bakersfield then decide whether to go for it or not at that point.