|(9-23-11) From Andrew Watry:
"Do you have a definitive answer yet on the Viva Las Vegas location?
My first thought is Calif SR 138, northwest of US66/I-15 in Cajon Pass
(near Phelan heading up towards the desert and Palmdale). This route has
pines, Joshua Trees, all kinds of different landscapes due to the great
elevation changes in a fairly short distance. Some of the big mountains
look a bit wrong though. Maybe somewhere in the Panamint/Owens Valley?"