Yes, I know, I don't think I've ever seen one up close, or wasn't paying attention when I did. I've been monitoring CraigsList and this site for long time before I registered, and have just recently decided to "test the water" so to speak.
Yes, I've been to Borrego Springs, and various places in the Anza-Borrego Desert. When we have company, generally make sure to take them out there, with Font's Point being one of the highlights.
There's a group of us that go to Little Blair Valley for astronomy (my last trip though was in July for shots of Pluto to coincide with the New Horizons fly-by, been doing a project which I just completed, always seem to take longer than planned, but when you work on it for a few hours a day, it's just the way it is, especially since my retirement 2 years ago. don't feel the need to rush anything anymore). Been doing it for many years now.
A typical trip for me is three nights once a month when everything is going well. For a-lot of years, the direct road into Little Blair wasn't maintained, and while I'd still take it, a-lot of people would take the long way through Blair Valley for fear of damaging their vehicles.
I had some age related issues (knees, hip, shoulder) and didn't any astro for a couple of years. Was surprised to see that the direct Little Blair Vally road seems to be maintained now (kind of takes the challenge out of it). But, full size vehicles/trailers/RV's can still get pin-stripes.
My 94 truck is heavily desert pinstriped, which hasn't bothered me at all since the paint
is bad and falling off anyway.
The 15 Power Wagon has only been out to the desert once, the first weekend that I bought it, played out there for about 100 miles to make sure all of its 4x4 features worked.