In the Desert
Content including photographs are Copyright © 2013 - 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 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.
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
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 seaerch 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.
Find the latest here!
Life in the Desert
Google Earth Help Series
Google Earth Help Series -
This is a very popular section of the site with a lot of information you need to use Google Earth. Section on using GPS tracks was updated on 1/01/11
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. Unsolved Mysteries video on page 2.
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!
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 ---
Black Point Mystery
Black Point - Just updated wtih a new topo map, more photos and information. See what we found during this last visit.
The Desert has a lot to offer!
What's New here at in-the-desert. We're always adding and updating the site with news, articles, and information!
"This 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
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.
Kanarraville Road - Great place to see nice scenery and to get to a higher elev. to cool off in the summer. Tram towers and other photo opts..
Snakes - Enlargements added, for clarity and more detail.
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.
Survival Food -- We just got a second brand of long term storage food. You can get a free sample also. See what we thought then try them yourself.
Corel Advantage - After 8 months here is what we found. See the program in action and see how easy it is to correctly edit images. Video included.
Corel's Paint Shop Pro
You came to the right place --
now see where you're going next!
Mine Locations - Do not miss this. How many times have you come across a mine in the desert and wondered what they mined there, or what they were looking for? Is it still active and more.
Yvonne Baur - This year a woman gets the spotlight for her photography and daring. Camping, canyoneering into slot canyons and hiking into Southern Utah.
Deer Lodge Canyon
Ghost Town - Old gold mining town in Eastern Nevada. Many of the old buildings are still intact. Many old mines and the Hackett Cemetery. The Hackett ranch was sold in 1960.
Little Finland - Petroglyphs, Whitney Pocket, and the Devil's Throat. Some of the most unusual rock formations in the desert southwest. Videos
Desert Varnish - How long has this been going on? Painting all the rocks in the desert with varnish? Let's take a closer look.
Insects - New insects listed, New Identifications, and now with enlargements for easy ID's of insects.
San Francisco Mts.
Ghost Towns - 2 Ghost Towns, hundreds of mines, old buildings and equipment still intact.
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.
Other Plant Life
Other Plants - New section on Lichens, Parasitic Plants and Fungi. All plants found in the desert.
Betty Lee Mine
Mine site - Added to our original trip by our friends in Yuma, AZ. Actual photos of the outside and inside the mine, plus 2 military plane wrecks they found in the desert along with tanks and buildings on the Bombing Range used for targets.
Tips - Page 2 has a new video with a tip for an easy way to capture a great flower photograph. Other tips included and now is the time.
Birds - 1 new listed just added, the Western Meadowlark. More new listings from last month and enlargements.
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Snakes - Enlargements added, video added and another snake species added with an enlargement.
Chipmunk - Thanks to one of our regular visitors, Gail, we now have a new rodent listing, the Colorado Chipmunk -enlargements..
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