In the Desert
Content including photographs are Copyright © 2013 - Present - Don & Linda Gilmore
What to look for
Day Trips in the desert. Trips to 5 states in the desert Southwest and trips to Mexico. Google maps and Garmin GPS topo tracks included for most trips. New trips being added all the time!.
Map your trip if you plan to travel in the desert. The best sources for the latest maps and info. to be found anywhere. We're always updating this section of the site. Want a map for your next trip? Here it is.
Desert Photography will play an important role in your enjoyment and memories. Many diversified topics to chose from. Want to learn the basics of photography - learn to get the most out of your camera? Software reviews included..
Safety in the desert is a real concern. Items you need to take to survive, plus what to be aware of. Real life stories of what can happen. Dehydration and drowning are real threats.
Gold is where you find it! Everyone wants to find that lost Spanish treasure in the desert! Did you know that a lot of prospectors are still finding gold in the desert. Treasure tales --
Life in the Desert -- What is the desert really like? Where is the desert Southwest? What about water in the desert, and more.
Weather Page will give you a different view of the weather conditions all over the Southwest. See what to expect before you leave home. New map layout for the Southwest.
City Profiles Statistics for all the major cities and towns in the desert Southwest in 5 states. Locations of hospitals, gas stations, and motels, plus more on the inter-active Maps.
Plants, Animals, Birds
Day Trips in the Desert
Safety in the Desert
Gold & Treasure
Soldier's Gold is a true story that is relatively unknown. This section of the stie has been updated to include new maps and information. Page 3 just added! See what's new?
220 Bars of Gold
1895 Winchester Rifles
1895 Winchester Rifles are hidden in a cave on the Eastern side of the Tinajas Altas Mountains. Crates of them worth a fortune? You bet. Why haven't they been found? Read this article, maybe you'll be the one to find them.
Find the latest here!
Life in the Desert
Google Earth Help Series
Google Earth Help Series -
This is a very popular section of the site with a lot of information you need to use Google Earth. Section on using GPS tracks was just updated on 1/01/11
Greatest Underground River - A lot of evidence points to this being a true Argosy tale. But is it? Study the evidence and decide for yourself. Unsolved Mysteries video on page 2.
Events Page -- All updated monthly. See whats going on in your neck of the desert! The best list of events you'll find anywhere on the web!
Giants - In the desert southwest. Is there any truth to the tales and folklore that surround these amazing stories?Join us on our research journey to find out more ---
New Video Software
Corel's VideoStudio Pro X5 - Visit our latest review of this new video software with all the latest features included in the "Ultimate" edition. Corel now has a vew version "X6".
The Desert has a lot to offer!
What's New here at in-the-desert. We're always adding and updating the site with news, articles, and information!
"This should be your first stop"
New topo maps - Now you can have the topography detail of USGS maps on your computer and GPS unit. Best part, they're free. We've outlined the differences and provided links to the site. 6 maps are now available. You really shouldn't miss this .
Garmin Topo Maps
Video - Almost all the new digital cameras have video capability. Most also have HD capability. How many have you watched? Are they interesting, or could they be improved? Jerky, zooming to much, or panning too fast? Need good software? Tips to help!
Making a Video
Clarity - New Plug-in that really works. See the examples. You'll be as surprised and delighted as we were..
Railroads - Modern day trips across the west in sightseeing trains in the US and Mexico. Taming the west and what's left for us today.
Snakes - Great Basin Rattlesnake just added. Also information on shedding and the effects it has on their eye sight - by Martin Feldner !
Yellow Medicine - Take a trip with the Yuma Trails off-road group to Sundad, and old leprosy colony, then on to Yellow Medicine Wash. Indians named this wash -- see why.... Video
Yellow Medicine Wash
Survival Food -- NEW We just got a second brand of long term storage food. You can get a free sample also. See what we thought then try them yourself.
Corel Advantage - After 8 months here is what we found. See the program in action and see how easy it is to correctly edit images. Video included.
Corel's Paint Shop Pro
You came to the right place --
now see where your going next!
Lund to Modena - Neat trip with a bonus. Wild horses, and one really beautiful roan mustang. Video.
Toquerville Falls - A really pretty double waterfall in a rather remote area of southern Utah. Video and maps included.
Stormont Mill - Very nice trip with some unusual views and sights. History, and a trip to the Babylon Arch.
Peg Leg Smith
Liars Contest - Let Dave Taylor take you to the contest in the Anza Borrego Desert State Park. This is one of the longest running festivals.
Wah Wah Mts.
Mustangs - Wild horses and very remote old charcoal kilns. More on the horses and why the kilns are there.
Little Finland - Petroglyphs, Whitney Pocket, and the Devil's Throat. Some of the most unusual rock formations in the desert southwest. Videos
Review - We all like our maps, satellite image maps best of all. All 6 of them? Have you ever compared them? Which one is best for you? Why? We're still going over some new options that have become available to us.
Dogs Head Peak
Lordsburg, New Mexico - Treasure and giant rattlesnakes, what can I say about this trip? Find out.
USGS Topo Maps
USGS Maps - Free downloads, with extras! Plus a review of different mapping systems. Want the best map? Don't miss this.
Cemetery, ghost town - Seldom visited ghost town, cemetery. In the process of restoration. Worth seeing.
Heart Attack Hill
Anza Borrego - Neat trip given to us by an off-road group in Yuma, Az. Challenging off-road trip you might like to take. Lots of photos. GPS track.
Lost Spring 2
Road to the north - This area in the desert is immense - new road to the north found, not traveled in years.
Cactus - Just added, new larger size images now available for better indentification. Better views.
Betty Lee Mine
Mine site - Added to our original trip by our friends in Yuma, AZ. Actual photos of the outside and inside the mine, plus 2 military plane wrecks they found in the desert along with tanks and buildings on the Bombing Range used for targets.