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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. 5 of the best maps we've seen yet just reviewed and published. Don't miss this!
    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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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 mean? Examples, graphics and explanations.

Map Symbols

   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.

Low Mountain

   New / Old Maps - 3 new map systems in the desert. Really good historic maps take you back to the Old Days in the desert. These maps go back to the late 1800's. Don't miss these new reviews.

Historic Maps

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

Desert Maps

   2 NEW Map Systems  - The ultimate in maps to use in the desert! Look at these even if you don't own a GPS unit. Great way to plan trips in the desert southwest. Complete reviews with links, free!

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.

Topaz Labs


   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.
   Texture Effects  - One of the most unique softwares we've seen yet. Great tool for any photographer. Check the examples in the review.

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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Bunkerville Choo-Choo

   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.

Peek-a-boo Canyon

   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.

Point Sublime

   Grand Canyon - North Rim, a scenic destination that's not well know. Off road trip to the southern tip of the Kaibab Plateau. Check for road closures.

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"Trips in the desert"

"Creatures found in the desert"

   Winter Off Roading - in the snow can be a fun adventure. See what this trip in the mountains just north of St. George, Utah looks like. St. George Jeepers trip.

Pine Valley Mountains

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