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   Day Trips in the desert. Trips to 5 states in the desert Southwest and trips to Mexico. Google maps and Garmin GPS topo tracks included for most trips. New trips being added all the time!.
    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. Want a map for your next trip? Here it is.
    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.
    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 --
   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.

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

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Desert Photography

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    Soldier's Gold is a true story that is relatively unknown. This section of the stie has been updated to include new maps and information. The search for this treasure is still on going.

220 Bars of Gold

1895 Winchester Rifles

    1895 Winchester Rifles are hidden in a cave on the Eastern side of the Tinajas Altas Mountains. Crates of them worth a fortune? You bet. Why haven't they been found? Read this article, maybe you'll be the one to find them.

Weather

City Profiles

Life in the Desert

Home                   Animals                   Desert Map                     Photography                What's New?

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

   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.

Photo and Video Software

    Corel Software  - AfterShot Pro 2, PaintShop Pro X7 Ultimate, and VideoStudio Ultimate X7 are the 3 new reviews we just completed for the site. Interesting new features highlighted. Don't miss these reviews. 
    Greatest Underground River - A lot of evidence points to this being a true Argosy tale. But is it? Study the evidence and decide for yourself.

Underground Rivers

Events

    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!

Identifications

Ancient Giants

    Giants  -  In the desert southwest. Is there any truth to the tales and folklore that surround these amazing stories?Join us on our research journey to find out more ---
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Wildflowers

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The Desert has a lot to offer!

   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

   Video - Almost all the new digital cameras have video capability. Most also have HD capability. How many have you watched? Are they interesting, or could they be improved? Jerky, zooming to much, or panning too fast? Need good software? Tips to help! 

Making a Video

   Map Symbols - Ever wonder what some of them meant? Examples, graphics and explanations. This just made map reading a lot easier.

Map Symbols

   Canyon - Just north of Parowan the trail starts and goes thru Dixie National Forest and over 2 mountain ranges to Panguitch Lake on Rt. 143.

Cottonwood

   Snakes - Thanks to several of our readers we've added more snakes and will continue to do so. Don't miss this.

Venomous Snakes

   Colorado City - Take a trip with us from the Arizona Strip and the area behind Colorado City over into Utah and the Coral Pink Sand Dunes, then on to Zion and the long tunnel on Zion Park Blvd. through the mountain.

Colorado City

Road Signs

    Road Signs  --  We've added 2 new road signs on Page 1 & 2. the one was sent to us by a regular on the site. Now if you have any to share? The weirder the better, or maybe just unusual.

   New 64 bit Version -  This is the latest version from Corel. The new 64 bit version is outstanding and now allows all 3rd party plug-ins to be used in the program. It is exceedingly fast and has new options and features.

Corel's Paint Shop Pro

You came to the right place --
now see where you're going next!

Airing Down

   Air Down - Do not miss this. This will help give you a comfortable ride on those terrible wash board gravel roads. And it gives you more traction too. Is this necessary? Do you need this? More......

Delamar

   Ghost Town - A very large ghost town in Nevada near the town of Caliente. History, maps and a slideshow/videos of the trip are included. Don't miss this.

Lizard, Tortoise

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

Cougar Pass

   Wildflowers - 11 new varieties added thanks fo Paula Kerr, one of our regulars. Enlargements included along with info.

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.

Insects

  Insects  - New insect listed, You've probably never seen one, but the Rhino Beetle is the largest bug in North America. Thanks to Jc Amberlyn we have a photo of one she spotted in Prescott, AZ. Good catch Jc! More just added.
Scenic Trip  - A really nice, very scenic trip from Enterprise to St. George Utah. Through the mountains to the desert. Photos, videos, and map included.

Enhanced Maps

   Maps - Want to share a topo with your friends or club. Show off a trip or a camping site. Give the map capture more depth? Here's how, it's easy.

Topaz Glow

   Topaz Glow - Bringing out the artist in you is now a fun and easy process. Take your photos to new heights. Don't miss our review for more, examples also.

Topaz Labs

   Impressions - Great new software for turning your photos into paintings. This is a stand-alone and a plug-in. Works great.

Birds

   Birds - 10 new listings just added, raptors, common birds and waterfowl. Courtesy of Paula Kerr.

Snakes

   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..

Rodents

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New Updates

   What's New - Helpful page with all the newest listings to be found in the desert. We constantly update this page. This month - Birds, Mammals, Cats and a Black Friday Sale you don't want to miss. This is the easiest way to find new material updates on the site.

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Desert Mammals

   Mammals - New species added with videos and enlargements. Javalina, Foxes, Mule Deer, Wild Horses, more.
Desert Slideshow

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