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Age: 65+

Member since November 2019

A hard working couple that has no intent on slowing down.

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Fay and I have been married for over 50 years. Both lived a life of service to our community. While semi-retired, We continue to work and part time.

We are proud owners of Food trailer and hot dog carts. Worked for decades as a Telephone Company Employee.

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Amateur Radio Operator. Communications technician.

obtel29's Pets


Favorite Boondocking Locations

Mojave Desert.

obtel29's Hometown

Twentynine Palms, Ca

obtel29's Guest Details

obtel29's Rig

Rig Type: Travel Trailer

29 feet long

Mallard 1995

obtel29's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Travels with pets
  • Needs to run a generator

obtel29 Has 1 Host Location

Wonder Why

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References from Guests (32)


January 2021

Wonder Why

We appreciated staying here. Easy in and out. Quiet neighborhood. The host was friendly and informative.


January 2021

Just Right

We had a perfect stay while visiting Joshua Tree National Park - thank you for making it available!


January 2021

Great layover for a day or two

Exactly as described. I was the only one there for two days and I did not meet the hosts. Other than receiving a welcome text I was left my own devices. Convenient to Joshua tree national Park North east entrance, Good Verizon reception and I felt safe.


January 2021

Great spot

The host was very quick to respond and helpful. The spot is exactly as described.


January 2021

Quiet and dark

Great place to stay for a night!


January 2021

Nice stop 29 Palms

Nice spot at the entrance to Joshua Tree National Park.


December 2020

Great Basecamp

Convenient Basecamp to explore Joshua Tree! Easy drive to the Oasis visitor center entrance.


December 2020

Super convenient!

Awesome, flat and convenient spot near JTNP! Since campgrounds are closed in the park, this was a great spot to stay!


December 2020

Great Experience

We stayed here for 2 nights in our Scamp 13' small travel trailer and had a fantastic time visiting this location near one of the entrances to Joshua Tree National Park (about 8 minutes drive). It's very quiet and tucked enough back behind the main highway (not too busy at night) that it is very private. The site is paved, flat, and very large and can accommodate many RVs. There was only one other trailer when we visited on the first night and we were alone the second night. The site itself is interesting because it backs right up to the desert and there are some walking paths that lead to old settler's homesteads (little abandoned shacks). We met the host after spending a day hiking in Joshua Tree National Park. He is very friendly and we enjoyed our time talking. The stars are very brilliant here and we were fortunate enough to have visited at the peak of the Gemenid meteor shower! It can get windy, so make sure to bring some warm clothing. Highly recommended location!


December 2020

Awesome massive space!

Great private space with only lights in the distance so you can see the entire milky way!
Super nice people. Love this spot.


December 2020

Amazing Internet

We are all about the internet speeds for our Verizon jetpack and this was the best spot so far! Host stopped by on day 2 to say hello and check on us. Thank you! This is true boondocking with no services, so come prepared. Lots of sun for solar and beautiful sunsets over the mountains. It is a good place to stop if you want to see Joshua Tree National Park, as the park has closed their campgrounds due to Covid (December 2020).


December 2020

Nice quiet stay

It was cold and windy and dark already when we arrived but we communicated via text and was warmly welcomed. The lot was quiet with stars and good cell signal for both t mobile and AT&T. Thanks for letting us stay!


November 2020


A lot of room, owners helpful and nice.


November 2020

Diamond in the rough

This was an amazing stay! The hosts were super friendly and the site was great. We got lucky and we're the only ones here so our girls got to ride their bikes around. If you're going to visit Joshua Tree National Park I highly recommend staying here. Do yourself a favor and spend a good ten to twenty minutes adjusting to the night sky to see the beautiful night sky! I will definitely be come back here in the future!


November 2020

Easy stay with lots of stars!

We stopped for a stay overnight and communicating with the host was easy. We had no trouble and enjoyed the quiet spot. The stars are incredible at night - we had a nice clear sky.
We would definitely stay again.


November 2020

Wonderful and Quite Dry Camping

Thank you so much for this awesome spot to park for a couple of days on my journey. A real plus is how close this is to Joshua Tree Nat. Park - so I was able to get in some great hikes while I waited for the winds to calm down. Highly recommended - with gratitude to the hosts.


October 2020

Easy Overnight!

We are so grateful that WonderWhy accommodated our late-notice request to stay overnight after we spent the afternoon/evening at Joshua Tree! Love the location and the easy in and out! Also, great cell service for the kids to do school and hubby to do work in the morning.


October 2020

Fantastic location

Perfect location for our adventures! The place is everything they describe. Beautiful night sky, quiet, convenient. We would definitely stay here again when in this area.


August 2020

Great desert spot. Paved and lots of space.

Host was very nice. Drove up to our spot about an hour after we arrived to say hi. He was wearing a mask for covid protection, which nice was we do too. Nice and quiet spot. We hoped to see lots of stars but it was a bit overcast and the sky was not in full "bloom" that night. It was August, so be prepared to run your A/C all night this time of year. Hope to get back again in a cooler month to enjoy the stars.


May 2020

Thank you!

For thinking about creating this level surface for the mobile community! We appreciated the opportunity to stay very much on our way to San Diego to visit our daughter and family.


May 2020

Warm, Windy & Welcome

This is Boondocking at it's finest, i.e. the Ritz! Easy to find, convenient to the highway but quiet, level asphalt so no dirt & cactus.
Thank you, nice people, for making this available for weary travelers!


March 2020

Great host and great stay!

Our host was so nice! He made us feel like we belonged there and welcome us back anytime! His wife was under the weather, no not the “virus”, so didn’t get to meet her, but we will on our next visit. I would have liked to have stayed longer!


March 2020

Great sky

What a great alternative to fighting the crowds to get a place in Joshua tree national Park.
The spot was just a few minutes outside the entrance. Quiet, dark night with amazing stars. Our host was very generous, we had a short conversation as we were heading out. We would stay again


February 2020

Just as advertised

Level asphalt better than Walmart’s nice hosts and no trucks running all night.


February 2020

Great view!

Quiet, large area to park. Stargazing opportunity with wide open skies. Friendly hosts!


February 2020

Great access to JTNP

Great, open space to enjoy stargazing, peace and quiet. JTNP entrance within easy travel. Loved watching the wild bunnies romp when we woke up in the morning!


February 2020


Safe and peaceful. Gajillion stars to sit under in the evening while barbecuing and very close to Joshua Tree National Park. We booked one night then booked a 2nd night. There was still more to see and hike at the park so we booked a 3rd night! Very nice and accommodating hosts!


February 2020

Very quiet

We haven’t met the host yet but look forward to it. We are going to request another night so we can visit Joshua Tree Park. Nice level paved area near the park.


February 2020

Great stay

This was a great, level, quiet place to stay! Very close to the Oasis entrance of Joshua Tree National Park. We informed our host that we had arrived and he met us within a few minutes. We had a nice chat and appreciated his requested recommendations- had a delicious dinner at Arteaga’s Mexican place in 29 Palms. After spending the day in the park, we exited at Joshua Tree, then returned to Wonder Why for a second night. The cell reception was great! Thank you to the host.


January 2020

Starry sky

Neat place to stay, the moon was beautiful coming up over the mountains. Very nice couple, welcomed us with cookies.


December 2019

Quiet desert escape

This was my first BW experience and it went way better than I hoped. I stayed over Christmas and my hosts were so kind and welcoming! Even greeting me with a present and bringing me a huge plate of amazing homemade food. Location is quiet, feels safe, and is huge! If you are heading to Joshua Tree National Park I definitely recommend a night or two under the desert stars here.


November 2019

A great night sleep

As I had the honor of being Dan and Fay’s first Boondocking guest, I now have the privilege of submitting the first review. They have a great setup for Boondocker’s. Great access right off the highway with a big level asphalt lot. It comes with a 360 degree view that provided me with a beautiful unobstructed sunset and sunrise. The GPS coordinates gave me a location 1/4 mile past his place, so Dan drove out after me and led me back. Had a nice conversation with him that afternoon, and the following morning with both Dan and Fay. I’ll definitely drop by the next time I’m in the area.