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   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. New map systems you won't want to be without on your next trip.
    Plants Animals Birds - extensive lists including trees, cactus, flowers, snakes, lizards, rodents, and insects in the desert. Large list of birds found in the desert. Scientific names included for all species of animals found here. New species being listed all the time thanks to our readers..
    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 --
Local Happenings  Car Shows, Air Shows, Festivals, Races, Poker Runs, Events and more!
Events  -- Events in the desert to keep you up to date with the latest events that are happening all the time in the desert! Updated continually by Linda Gilmore.
   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.

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   PlantsAnimals / Birds  -  Animals includes; Mammals / Snakes / Tortoise / Lizards / Rodents and Insects. If you find one of these in the desert and you need an ID.  Just click the START HERE link. on the pages linked above.

Video Software

    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!


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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!  
     "Whatsnew 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 mean? Examples, graphics and explanations.

Map Symbols

   Argosy Mystery - Further investigation into these stange "glyphs". We've added another page, Part 2 has more info and a Professional's insights. More found.


   Nevada - Very scenic off road trip through sections of the northern end of Valley of Fire State Park. Red rock formations and petroglyphs near Logandale, Nevada.

Logandale Loop

You came to the right place --
now see where you're going next,
and how you're getting there!

Hog Canyon

   Kanab, Utah  - Great trip onto the cliffs of Escalante to see the Beehives and some really scenic overlooks. A little bit of everything on this off road trip.

Lizard, Tortoise

   Lizard - Tortoise - NEW enlargements for better ID's, more detail. Lizards have new pages added with more info on Iguanas and Chuckwalla lizards.

Lost Spring Mesa


   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.
   Arizona Strip  - Challenging trail up onto the top of this mesa and what we found on the edge of this 800 ft. drop off. Great trip wtih photos / video / map.

Grafton Ghost Town

   Gooseberry Mesa - was just added by the St. George Jeepers to this trip to Grafton, Utah. Great scenery and a lot of new information on the mesa and the Ghost Town. New photos.


   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..


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Copper Mnt. Mine

   Grand Canyon - Take a trip to the proverbial "Middle of Nowhere" with this group. Trail Canyon is one of the most scenic roads into the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument.

Black Butte, Nevada

   Petroglyphs - Want to see a lot of neat petroglyphs in the desert? Here's your chance. Take a trip with the St. George Jeepers group. Lots of photos.

Snowbird Road Trip

   Canyon Lake - Superstition Mnts. to Torilla Flats and on to a cruise on a boat in Canyon Lake. Scenery and wildlife.

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   Arizona Strip - 95 mile trip to an old homestead and well in the Arizona Strip. A lot of pretty scenery and 2 other trips into this areas with links listed. Don't miss this one.

Jacobs Well

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