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In the Desert

Content including photographs are Copyright ©  2009 - Present - Don & Linda Gilmore
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    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, reptiles, 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 --
   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.
   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.

     Weather     Writer's Cafe     City Profiles     Life in the Desert      Local Happenings

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Desert Photography
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Plants, Animals, Birds

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Safety in the Desert

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Gold, Treasure

First Aid Kit
Topo Map
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City Profiles

Find the latest here!

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Life in the Desert

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       Animals                Desert Map                Photography               What's New?

     Weather     Writer's Cafe      Life in the Desert      Local Happenings

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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.


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The Desert has a lot to offer!

    Ghost Towns  - 20 of the best ghost towns you'll want to visit in the desert southwest.
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Ghost Towns

You came to the right place --
now see where you're going next,
and how you're getting there!
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    New Section  - 7 new sub-sections on the different aspects of geology in the desert. Information, photos and videos. See what might interest you. New page on Fluorescence just added.
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   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.
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    Snakes  - 11 new photos added and 8 new species added with enlargements. Thanks to Martin Feldner, Bryan D. Hughes and Greg Watson for the additions.

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New trips, articles and adventures can be found here.

NEW trips listed!

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Desert Products

    Products  - Everything you might need for a successful trip in the desert.
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    Events   -  Event links to all of the Southwest.
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Web Links

    Links  - to other web sites you'll find informative and useful.