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 "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.
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
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!
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.
Chocolate Chip Cabin is the name Linda gave this neat cabin hidden under a house sized boulder in the middle of nowhere. 2 trips to find this and other neat places in the Mineral Mnts.
Lost Cabin, Utah.
Nevada - New video/slideshow of one of the most visited State Parks in the desert. Just perfect for photographers that love caves.
Valley of Fire
You came to the right place --
now see where you're going next,
and how you're getting there!
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.
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.
Off Road - to cabins you can stay in for free, old mine sights, challenging off roading, and great scenery, all thanks to Greg Watson and the Off-R-Rockers.
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..
Topaz Labs promotions
Utah a trip to a lesser known overlook and other great scenery. Includes a trip to Mammoth Cave with over 2,100 ft. of passages. gps and video included.
Little Creek Mesa
Fishing - and more exploration. Waterglyph, petroglyphs, scenic views and fishing in our hidden bass fishing spot on the mesa. New video added.
West Mt. Towers
Southwestern Utah is home to really high mountains, some of which have radio/TV towers on the peaks. This is one and it is a challenge getting there.
Take only photographs
In the Desert is proud to be a media sponsor of Tread Lightly!
Milford, Utah Ever get close to one of these wind turbines? Did you see how big they are? Pretty amazing, take a look - more trips into this area also.
"Daytrips in the desert"
Don't miss the Argosy Mysteries
Your Hosts: Don & Linda!
"Creatures in the Desert"
Nevada - Neat trip to a balloon festival, Lake Mead and then across 30 miles of desert on Bitter Springs Trail to see Buffington Pockets then Moapa. Video, maps, gpx track included.
Alien UFO Just released film of a UFO and some of our searches to find the elusive Flying Saucers.
Canon EOS M100 This just might be the perfect small APS-C mirrorless camera for exploring in the desert. Watch our video review and we'll reveal extras that you'll want to have!