In the Desert
Content including photographs are Copyright © 2015 - Present - Don & Linda Gilmore
What to look for
Parowan Gap -- 07/29/17 - Newly updated trip to see great petroglyphs in Southwestern Utah.
Escalante -- 05/22/17 3 great trips in the Central Utah Canyonlands. By Bud Sanders.
Weather in the desert
Wonder what the weather is like in the Grand Canyon right now, or maybe in Denver, Albuquerque, Tuscon, Yuma, or a dozen other places in the Southwest. Here's a great map with weather monitors in the desert Southwest. The best way to check the weather in the desert Southwest.
Dave Taylor is the chief contributor and writer for the site. Dave's stories have always intrigued me, made me laugh, and made me feel like I was right there in the story myself. He's very talented and you really shouldn't miss this section. Five stories now available!
Dave Taylor has been writing since he was ten, and occasionally selling articles, short stories and at least one book, dating back to the 1980’s. For the last twenty years people have been telling him he should write for a living. Sadly, at 53, it doesn’t appear to be in the cards. Read More.
Writers Cafe Sit back and relax -- every story is an adventure!
Events -- 09/30/17 Updated - For the month of October 2017
Just released -- The Demon of West Texas, a new E-book by Author Dave Taylor.
Life in the Desert
Ever wonder just exactly where the Sonoran Desert is or maybe the Great Basin Desert or the Mojave, or the Chihuahuan Desert is located? Other things you'll want to know about the desert can be found here also. If your visiting the desert then you should look here first..
Black Rock Mt. Peak -- 08/21/17 Antenna arrays and great views from the top.
The Jack and Martha Wilbanks story. A real story of survival in the desert southwest!.
Snakes -- 05/14/17 Venomous / Non-venomous, 2 new videos added for better ID's.
Fall Colors 2017 -- 10/10/17 Updated - now with 2 different locations / videos.
Rodents -- 09/19/17 Two new rodents added - Chipmunks.
Mineral Mnts -- 05/05/17 Large Obsidian Beds, Fumarole, Brothel, and a Rattlesnake.
Topaz Studio -- 08/11/17 Video review of the NEW/FREE Topaz imaging program.
Yankee Meadows -- 10/02/17 Another look at the Brian Head fire and the damage.
Big Ear Cave -- 08/09/17 Pictographs, also known as Lions Mouth Cave.
Ghost Town -- 08/15/17 Old gold mining town and mine buildings, Stateline, Utah.
Largemouth Bass Fishing -- Best fishing in the desert!
You probably don't know how much fun this can be! And we've got a lot of good tips to make your next trip a real success. Catch the lunkers the easy way - have fun doing it!
Road Signs -- 06/23/17 1 new road sign added, thanks to Brian Blindauer.
Action Cams -- 06/10/17 What's available and what's right for you?
Scenic Trips and History -- Great way to see the desert!
We'll start off with some of the history and what you might find while traveling in the desert. Interesting sights can be found, a lot more than we've published here. And, of even greater interest, trips in the desert southwest by rail line. Long trips, short trips, with videos, maps.
You're always finding rocks in the desert and wondering what they are. Some are really colorful. And what about Volcanoes, Sand Dunes, Aluvial Fans, Desert Varnish, Malpais and Rocks and Mnerals. Are any of these of interest to you? This new section will probably have something a traveler in the desert would find interesting. Take a look.
Indian Peak -- 09/08/17 State Game Management Area in Utah, pretty trip into wilderness.
Vandalism, Secret Locations
Secret Locations -- How does this affect you?
You can leave a comment on this topic and see how others feel about keeping some of the roads, mines, petroglyphs, and other areas in the desert a "Secret". Here's your chance to have your say.
Vandalism in the desert -- How does this affect you?
Remember the old western movies with wild horses roaming in the desert? Are they still there? For how long? There's a raging debate about this "Symbol of the Old West". BLM is capturing and removing them, and other groups want this to stop. Is this about the almighty buck or is this for the good of the Mustangs? Make up your own mind. Read more after the link....
Listings for 18 of the best Ghost Towns in the desert southwest. Some are small, some are really big sites. Some are private (phone numbers listed for entrance) most are on public land. You don't want to miss these if you like seeing how people survived in the desert long ago.
Navigating by plane back in the early 1900's was nothing like today. See what we found in Southern Utah. Locations, maps, GPX tracks and video/photos.
Gleason Canyon -- 06/01/17 Second trip to the canyon w/more finds, mines, cabins.
Have you ever seen one? Do you know what they mean? Have you ever heard of them? How many of them are out in the desert? Where can they be found? More mystery than answers.
A New Argosy Mystery
Location Markers Part 2 added.
Birds -- 05/15/17 Lazuli Bunting just added with an enlargement.
Wildflowers -- 04/26/17 Very unusual flower found in Gold Butte National Monument, NV.
Crayfish, Crawdads, Mudbugs -- Different way to fish!
Have you ever thought about fishing for Crayfish in the desert? We have and had a lot of luck and some good eating afterwards. Join us and the team at "Crayster" to see what's new and how to.
Here's a few things you may not know about maintaining your off road vehicle. Included in this article: Oil Changes, Replacing Tires, Replacing Brakes, Battery Maintenance and Air Filters. You will find things you did not know. See the link above --
Jump Canyon -- 05/25/17 Scenic, beautiful trip into the Arizona Strip. By Bud Sanders.