We are driving to Vegas this Saturday, leaving by 6am. How is the drive going thru Stockton & thru the Stanislaus National Forest & down the other side, eventually ending up on 95 south into Vegas? I know it will be a few hours slower but looking to see some of the terrain since I will be towing a boat back up here for a friend & traveling 5 & all the freeways coming back. Your thoughts? We have driven thru Tahoe & don't want to do that on this trip. Thanks for your input.