In the Desert
Content including photographs are Copyright © 2015 - 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 GPX topo tracks included for most trips. Over "100" trips now listed. Where do you want to go?
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.New Map.
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
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Life in the Desert
Corel Software - The latest version of VideoStudio - X8 and what it can do for you with several new features.
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!
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
Map Symbols - Ever wonder what some of them meant? Examples, graphics and explanations.
Arizona Strip - Beautiful, but very challenging off road trip into the Arizona Strip just south of the Utah border.. Sponsored by the St. George Jeepers.
Denny Thurston - Hours of hard work photographing and then post processing images of classic/vintage automobiles has earned Denny our number one choice as "Featured Photographer" for 2015
You came to the right place --
now see where you're going next!
Ghost Towns - New section all about Ghost Towns / History, maps, photos and what you'll find, listed at each one. Places you'll want to visit.
Pine Valley Mountains
New Section - 7 new sub-sections on the different aspects of geology in the desert. Information, photos and videos. See what might interest you.
Insects - Also includes arachnids. A large listing of insects, spiders, and other scary, creepy crawlies. You could run into one of these at any time in the desert southwest.
Scenic Trip - A really nice, very scenic, short trip from Diamond Valley to Leeds, Utah through the foothills. Photos, video, GPX and map included.
Tushar Mountains - The most scenic mountain range in the desert southwest. Alpine scenery and the ghost town of Webster City. New gold exploration.
Snakes - 11 new photos added and 8 new species added with enlargements. Thanks to Martin Feldner and Bryan D. Hughes for the additions.
Chipmunk - Thanks to one of our regular visitors, Gail, we now have a new rodent listing, Other new llistings are also available now..
Topz Labs promotions
Mesquite, Nevada - Scenic off road trip into the Virgin Mnts. in Nevada right next to the Arizona border, just below St. George, Utah. Mines, arches, old steam train boiler and much more.
Slot Canyon - Short trip with a lot going for it. Colorful rock formations in a tight slot canyon that is a easy hike and very close to Kanab, Utah. Video slideshow included.
Grand Canyon - North Rim, a scenic destination that's not well know. Off road trip to the southern tip of the Kaibab Plateau. Must see adventure.
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"Trips in the desert"
"Creatures found in the desert"
Fire Tower - One of only 3 fire towers in Nevada. Also a side trip to some caves near Barclay, Nevada, and more.
Ella Mountain Lookout