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Fall Scenery - Eastern Sierra

Standing in the golden corridor of Lundy Lake Road, a tunnel of crooked aspens with dancing yellow leaves leads me toward the lake. Dark mountains skirted with fall color are reflected in the polished surface and a hint of woodsmoke is further proof that it is indeed fall. More...

Frog Rock

Bagdad, Arizona

A trip to Bagdad and some other places not in Iraq. We headed northwest out of Phoenix bound for a back road that would take us through the ghost towns of Congress and Hillside into Bagdad, communities located north of Wickenburg and east of U. S. Highway 93. This is a drive of roughly 100 miles. More...

Find at Opal Hill Mine

Opal Hill Mine

Tucked deep into the Mule Mountains not far from Palo Verde lies Opal Hill Mine. Opal Hill is well known for its beautiful and rare fire agate, opal eggs and quartz crystals. The mine consists of rock outcroppings and holes where agate has been extracted. More...

Imperial Sand Dunes

The Lost Ship in the Desert

Of all the legends about lost and found, and lost again treasures in the Southwest, there is none more mystifying than the enduring tale of a large sailing vessel which lies, full of riches, somewhere in the restless sands of California's Salton Sea basin, toward the northern end of the Sonora Desert. More...

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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...

Roadrunner

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...

Salton Sea

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...

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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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