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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 "140" 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.
    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
   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 --
Geology  Layman's terms and rock and mineral samples and much more info included. NEW section added.
Daytrips  -- One of our most visited pages - hundreds of trips into and around the desert. You're sure to find a trip that you'll want to take. Videos, Maps, GPX tracks.
   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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Photography

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Day Trips in the Desert

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Safety in the Desert

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Gold, Treasure

First Aid Kit
Maps
Off-road Travel
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City Profiles

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Life in the Desert

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Home                   Animals                   Desert Map                     Photography                What's New?

   Events     Weather     Writer's Cafe     City Profiles     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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CalTopo Maps

    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!

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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 .
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Garmin Topo Maps

   Map Symbols - Ever wonder what some of them mean? Examples, graphics and explanations.
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Map Symbols

   Trestle - takes some effort and a lot of hiking to see this man made feat of engineering. Built in the early 1900's and still standing. Entirely built from wood, this is an amazing sight to see.
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Goat Canyon, Ca.

   Take a Hike - to a very scenic area with really great rock formations with Utah Wandering and friends. Hike is in the desert of Southwestern Utah. Video
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Yant Flat

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

   Lizard - Tortoise - NEW enlargements for better ID's, more detail. Lizards have new pages added with more info on Iguanas, Chuckwalla lizards and more..
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Redstone Picnic Area

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Geology

   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

  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  - Just east of Las Vegas is a scenic, un-crowded red rock hiking & picnic area with a trailhead that is great for scenery and avoiding the crowds.
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Death Valley

   Jail Canyon - The old Corona Mine in Jail Canyon and the old mill workings, then on to Ballarat and "Seldom Seen Slims" homestead.
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Snakes

   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.
   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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Rodents

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Lost Spring Mesa

   2nd Exploration  and a new find on the mesa. A really big find! Exploring other parts of the mesa with GPX tracks, maps and a video included. You won't want to miss this one.
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Drones

   DJI Spark - is just one of 3 we've listed here. It is a great drone, easy to fly and great quality video, and it's small. $559 is also great! Don't miss page 2 with more info and a review video - HERE
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Babylon Arch

   Red Cliffs National Conservation Area. Utah Wandering takes us on a really unique hike to a lesser known arch in the desert of Southern Utah. Neat video!

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Daytrip  to find an Arch that is not often seen, along with some petroglyphs, caves, and a big gold producing district back in the mountains. Great vistas too! GPX track, maps and video included.
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Lone Pine Arch

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"Trips in the desert"

Don't miss the   Argosy Mysteries

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   Mojave Desert - Greg Watson found a couple of unusual and interesting finds on this trip in the desert - see what they are? Watch the slideshow, maps.
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Trona Pinnacles

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"Creatures in the Desert"

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Grand Gulch Mine

   Arizona Strip - Really interesting daytrip to an old mine in the "middle of nowhere" . Just updated with aerial video of a new trip to the mine.
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