From I-5 from Albany...
at Stockton, take the 4 east to the 99 south.
99 south goes for a lot of miles, and you will be rewarded with... Bakersfield
at Bakersfield, take the 58 east, over Tehachapi and down into... your next reward ... Mojave
(Home of the dead airplane)
countinue on the 58 east through Boron.. home of Borax (Yes, really...) and then on to the 395. (Kramers Junction)
Go south on the 395 to the 15, take that south to the 215 south and to the best reward of all... San Bernardino.
Follow the the map from there!
There is a LOT of nothing from Mojave to the 15.... don't dispare.. it's just desert..it really does go somewhere.