I stayed 2 nights in a hotel in 29 Palms. I’ve camped for 4 months and have only stayed in a hotel 3 nights and 10 nights in hostels. It’s Thanksgiving and the traffic is horrible. 99% of California drivers are super polite, but it only takes one to make me feel unsafe.
CARRYING ENOUGH WATER IS THE MOST DIFFICULT PART OF TOURING OUT HERE.
I’ve been to Anza Borrego Springs desert 4 or 5 times. I finally witnessed a Big Horn Sheep walking through the campground. I hiked up Palm Canyon, an oasis in desert where a spring sustains palm trees & wildlife. Anza Borrego the town has this great 60’s feel, especially Carlees Steak House. There are lots of jeeps here, (tearing up the desert).