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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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Gold, Treasure

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   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!

Identifications

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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

   Dry Creek Road is another trip done by JK southwest (Bill Algeyer). He takes us to Devil's Bridge and Van Deren Cabin in the most beautiful scenery in central Arizona. Video, gpx track included.
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Sedona, Arizona

   & Historic Site - was our second exploration to find this site and see part of the Old Spanish Trail. We were stopped on Valentine's Day. What happended on this trip? 
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Minersville, Utah

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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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.
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Sears Point Petroglyphs

   Southern Arizona - Has one of the largest collections of petroglyphs to be found anywhere in the desert southwest. History of the area and photos! Map!
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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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Death Valley

   Sidewinder Canyon is a very scenic canyon full of slot canyons in Death Valley. Join Utah Wandering for an interesting hike into the area.
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Hamblin Cemetery

   Exploration - To find a new pass to Soldiers Pass Rd. then to find 2 gold mines, and finally a trip up Hot Springs Canyon to find a hot springs. Were we successful? Video and gpx track.
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Cabin Canyon Trail

   Mesquite, Nevada  is the starting point for this unique, scenic and challenging off road trip. Brought to by Bill Algeyer of JK southwest. Great video and gpx track is included.

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   Old Spanish Trail   is part of this daytrip that Linda wanted to do. We were on our way to the Hamblin Historic Site / Graveyard, but got detoured. See why! GPX track, video, map included.
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Valentine's Day Run

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"Daytrips in the desert"

Don't miss the   Argosy Mysteries

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"Creatures in the Desert"

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Antelope Rd., Beryl

Table Butte  - is one the main reasons for this trip. Spanish explorers passed right by these sights. We also visited some off the grid homesteaders. GPX track, map and video included.
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   Beryl & Lund are nice historic old ghost towns you need to see before they are gone. Some very old petroglyphs and where they are located.
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Mojave Salt Tram

   Cerro Gordo - and more - Burgess Mine/Cabin, Salt Tram (really neat) and the cemetery at Keeler. Don't miss this.

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435-627-0263

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