There is a large portion of Anza Borrego referred to as Badlands of Borrego. I rode my bike out to the edge of it. That's as far as I wanted to go. If I were in a 4x4 different story here. But this will give you an idea what the Badlands is like. Nothing much if anything grows there, hence the name.
There are many great opportunities for the photographer especially when the light is right.
Even at midday it can deliver.