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Ruins of Kakurega

Kakurega in the Mojave

Unlike Manzanar it was NOT an Internment Camp at all, it was an escape from being interned. When Japanese Americans were being rounded up to be interned during World War II a small group of Japanese founded and constructed this hideout in the mountains in Southern California. Not much has been written on this and not much is known. More...

Entrance to Carlsbad Caverns

Carlsbad Caverns

Carlsbad Cavern is located in Guadalupe Mountain limestone, which was deposited in an ancient sea about 230 million years ago. Every passage in the cave is formed by water seeping along a along a fracture. In many places the fractures in the limestone are very complex and formed an intricate maze of passages. More...

Natural Bridges

Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park is the only zoo and botanical gardens dedicated exclusively to North America's largest desert, the Chihuahuan Desert. Located atop the Ocotillo Hills west of Hwy. 285 overlooking Carlsbad, New Mexico the zoo opened in 1971. More...

The Courtroom of Judge Roy Bean

The Hanging Judge

Of the many colorful characters who have become legends of the Old West, "Hanging Judge Roy Bean," who held court sessions in his saloon along the Rio Grande River in a desolate stretch of the Chihuahuan Desert of West Texas, remains one of the more fascinating. More...

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Armadillo

Desert Animals

What animals live in the desert? How do animals survive in the desert? Learn about mammals, reptiles, birds, fish and amphibians that have adapted to the harsh desert ecosystems. Here is a list of animals that live in the desert with links to additional information on each animal. Learn how they survive in the desert biome. More...

Palm Oasis

Desert Plants

How do plants survive the desert? Desert flora have adapted to the extremes of heat and aridity by using both physical and behavioral mechanisms, much like desert animals. Here are links to the flora found in the deserts, with photos and information about each plant. More...

Petroglyphs

Desert Life - Animals, Plants, People and the Environment

Deserts cover more than one fifth of the Earth's land, and they are found on every continent. Deserts can be classified as "hot" or "cold". Deserts receive less than 10 inches of precipitation a year. Lack of water creates a survival problem for all desert organisms, animals, plants and people. More...

Houseboat

Desert Activities - Explore the Desert

The desert is a wonderful place to enjoy the outdoors and to spend time in recreational activities. People go to the desert to camp, to hike, to bike, to fish, to explore and to experience the unique environment found only in the American Southwest and its deserts. Visitors travel the desert to take in the views and enjoy the wide open space around them. More...

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