I was boondocking in the Sacramento mountains last month and took this pic. The literal white sands are in the distance.
I didn’t stay here. The dirt road in was currently dry but had massive ruts in low spots that showed it was nasty when wet. A storm was coming in so I skedaddled. First drops came down after I was safely past the ruts.
The forest road did continue up the hill but there was a tree down across it. I could have tried to snatch-strap it out of the way but the weather was worrying.