In the Desert
Content including photographs are Copyright © 2009 - Present - Don & Linda Gilmore
What to look for
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 "125" 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.
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 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.
Plants, Animals, Birds
Day Trips in the Desert
Safety in the Desert
Gold & Treasure
Find the latest here!
Life in the Desert
CalTopo Maps - Of all the map systems we reviewed (a lot) this one is by far the best, most detailed and has more features than all the others. You can also import your own tracks!
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!
The Desert has a lot to offer!
What's New here at in-the-desert. We're always adding to and updating the site with news, articles, information and reviews!
"What's New 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.
Flag Point - Fantastic trip to find Cliff Dwellings, Pictographs, Dinosour Tracks and some great scenery. It's all here!
Flag Point, Kanab, Utah
Nevada - See what we found in a very remote, scenic and isolated canyon in Eastern Nevada. Not often visited and not published anywhere else on the web. Video/slidehow, map - GPX track.
You came to the right place --
now see where you're going next,
and how you're getting there!
Virgin Moutain Loop
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.
Nevada-Arizona - Around Virgin Mt. over two passes and visiting some interesting sights along the way. A trip by the St. George Jeeper's. Nice trip!
Rock Corral Rec. Area
Mineral Mountains - Great spring or fall trip around the Mineral Mountains. Wildlife, snakes, mines and a neat geo-thermal plant. The Largest granite batholith in Utah, Camping included.
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..
Topaz Labs promotions
Moapa to Overton
Moapa to Overton off road with the St. George Jeepers. Scenic trip w/ mines, petroglyphs and great geologic sights all along this challenging trail. Maps, photos and GPX tracks included, Great trip!
Hurricane Canal - Canal History and giant fissures in the limestone. Great vistas of Zion and more, GPX included.
Cedar Pockets - Interesting and unique daytrip in an unlikely area. You've got to see this one. GPX, maps, more!
Take only photographs
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Gold Butte - This trip has just been updated by the St. George Jeepers and published by Bud Sanders with more info, history and images. You don't want to miss this one.
Gold Butte, Nevada
"Creatures found in the desert"
"Trips in the desert"
Don't miss the Argosy Mysteries
Authors: Linda & Don!
Bloom 2017 - Because of all the wet weather this winter we're experiencing an above average Bloom in the desert wildflowers this year. See what some of our viewers provided for us here.
Wildflower Bloom 2017