My wife and I spent a great 3-day pre-Thanksgiving boondocking
holiday on BLM land South of Joshua Tree NP. And, we only got stuck in the sand once!
(Well, twice if you count the jack wheel sliding off the board that we were using to tweak the alignment for a better dinette view.
The closest campers to us were camper-shell campers about ¾ mile away. One tent-guy, on the second day, picked a spot right across from us. Miles and miles of open range camping and he parks there.
Before he set up I fired up the generator
and he left in about 2 minutes.
One odd thing, though, was that there were no animals. We saw three or four birds, one chipmunk, and a lizard in three days. There was lots of coyote scat but we didn’t see or hear one.
Overall it was very beautiful and relaxing.