Desert Survival Tips

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Desert Tips Series How To Survive In The Desert by L. Bremner of DesertRoadTRIPPIN After years of desert travel I’ve picked up some great tips along the way.   My Dad always had big 5 gallon tanks of water and extra gas when we went on long trips.  He had spare batteries, fan belts, tools to […]

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A Hike Towards Heaven

Another photo of Delicate Arch.

Delicate Arch Hike – Arches National Park, UT By Lynn Bremner One hundred yards to go along the Delicate Arch Trail — I leaned into the rock wall behind me to take in the scenery and to photograph the breathtaking view.  It was overcast and a brilliant slice of rainbow peeked through the gray clouds. […]

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Chasing the Light

A single beam lights up the chamber.

Upper Antelope Canyon Photo TourPhotos and text by Lynn Bremner The phone rang as I was packing for my vacation.  It was my dad calling to tell me that a major flash flood had ripped through Page, AZ and Antelope Canyon that afternoon.  It was Friday, Aug. 2nd, 2013 and the next morning I was leaving […]

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Where to find wildflowers in Joshua Tree National Park

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 Cottonwood Visitor’s Center Joshua Tree National Park California Desert Wildflowers April 9th, 2012 If you enter the Joshua Tree National Park from the south entrance off of the I-10 heading towards the Cottonwood Visitor’s Center, there is a nice stretch of desert on the right side of the road that usually has good wildflower displays. […]

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Palm Canyon Hike and Indian Canyons in Palm Springs, CA

A view of Palm Canyon from the trailhead at the parking lot.

Palm Springs Hiking Destinations:  Palm Canyon & The Trading Post  Palm Canyon is the largest native California fan palm oasis in the world.  Once the home of the Cahuilla Indians, the canyon is filled with native plants, wildlife and a year round water source.  Rock mortars can be seen on some of the rocks near […]

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Mastodon Peak Hike at Joshua Tree National Park

Hikers above us on Mastodon Peak.

By Lynn Bremner Hike took place on Feb. 9th, 2012 Located at the southern park of Joshua Tree National Park, Mastodon Peak provides sweeping views of the surrounding desert. On a clear day you can see the glimmering Salton Sea from the top. The hike is 3 miles roundtrip and may take you anywhere from […]

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Wildflower Update at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park on Feb. 1st, 2012

Only one or two ocotillo had a few blooms on Feb. 1st, 2012.

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Report Wednesday, Feb. 1st, 2012   During a recent day-trip to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park I visited Coyote Canyon.  The Canyon was very dry and brown.  The ocotillos were brown without leaves.  One or two had a couple red blooms on them, but for the most part they were barren. The […]

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How to keep ice COLD in the desert.

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Tips on how to keep your cooler cold, your ice from melting too fast and your food fresh when traveling in the desert. by Lynn Bremner of DesertUSA.com One of the challenges of camping in the desert is keeping your ice cold and thus keeping your food and beverages cold and edible. How can you […]

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Birdwatching in and around Coachella Valley

A Quail near Whitewater Preserve.

Birdwatching in the Coachella Valley Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the numerous locations for wildlife viewing in the California Desert areas.  The Coachella Valley, in the Southern California Desert, has several locations that are excellent for birdwatching.  Any preserve or park that has a palm oases or natural spring will present excellent wildlife viewing opportunities.  The […]

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Jerome, AZ one of America’s most haunted ghost towns

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Spend Halloween in a real ghost town   Jerome, Arizona is a special place to be in October. There’s an annual Halloween celebration, with guided “Spirit Walks” that explore the local historic buildings accompanied by narratives of spooky tales.  Another annual event, the “Ghost Walk” at the Jerome Historical Society, features actors in period costumes […]

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