I recently visited Vegas. Part of the drive back from there mirrors Jimmy’s drive at the beginning of Rattlesnake, so I took a couple of photos.
This is near the town of Mojave, which isn’t far from where Jimmy picks up a hitchhiker. And that’s how the story begins.
If you’ve read the book, you know a pivotal scene happens at a rest stop in Fresno. I made that rest stop up, but here’s a real one nearby. With pretty paving and a recruitment ad for the Highway Patrol.