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Boriana Mine -- 12/03/21  - Kingman Arizona and mines near there by JK Southwest.
Photo Storage --  04/12/22   Fantastic deal, see our full review - you need one of these, we have 2.
   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!
Tipple Road --  10/19/21   New BLM campground and many off road sites and wildlife.
The Demon of West Texas, a new E-book by Author Dave Taylor.
   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..
Ivanpah Dry Lake -- 12/18/21   JK Southwest takes us to the Colosseum Mine in Nevada.
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The Jack and Martha Wilbanks story. A real story of survival in the desert southwest!.
Hidden Canyon -- 01/03/22  --  Off-road trip near Logandale, Nevada by JK Southwest.

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Important update!  --  04/26/22    Alternative trail is listed! Effects this PAGE also.
Hamilton Ghost Town --    12/07/21    One of the most isolated ghost towns anywhere in the desert!
New Road Sign -- 01/25/22   Bottom of the page, video of the road sign.
Shedder Trail -- 01/21/22   One of 3 Trails in the Logandale area. Thanks Bill Algeyer!
Angel Peak --    12/28/21   Off-road trip Northwest of Las Vegas with Bill Algeyer of JK Southwest.
Mustangs -- 04/17/22   We found more in the Wah Wah Mountains, join us!
Ghost Towns  --    12/15/21   2 new ghost towns in Nevada listed.

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!
Bird Spring Pass  --   12/01/21   Nice trip south of Las Vegas by JK Southwest .
Burro Wash Trail --    12/30/21    Trip to an isolated spot on the Colorado river with JK Southwest.

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.
Winter 2022  --  01/16/22   Interesting find in the desert in Parowan, Utah.

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.
   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....
   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.
Goldome Mine -- 12/12/21    Very unusual gold mining mill site near Nipton, California.
   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.
Rhyolite Ghost Town --   11/25/21   Extensive ruins and mines found here.

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.

Winter 4x4 Jamboree -- 01/19/22   One of the biggest off-road events of the year - Bill Algeyer's trip.

   We now have 11 YouTube channels you'll want to visit. We've just added a couple new   channels so you can experience a greater insight into the beauty of the Desert Southwest
   Solar Farms and Wind Farms, are they good for our eco-system? Are they worth taking a closer look? We thought so, take a trip with us, you'll be glad you did!
   A new UFO sighting in Southern Utah that we filmed on 6/14/19! Is it a hoax? Or just a case of miss-identifying a light? See for yourself. The original UFO film from Beaver, Utah.

Bass Fishing Southern Utah --   2019, a good year?

   Here's a quick look at the beginning of the fishing season for bass in southern Utah for 2019


Alien UFO

Solar Farms, Wind Farms

YouTube Channels

Waterglyphs, Petroglyphs

Navigation Arrows

Wild Horses

Life in the Desert




Fishing, Crayfishing

Secret Locations

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