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Potash Road in Utah

Exploring Utah

The campground was great for small mobile homes or tent campers like me. It was right next to the Colorado River. There were access points that allowed campers to submerge themselves in the cold water after a hot summer day in Moab. More...

Barstow's Murals

Barstow's Murals

Local historian 'Barstow Steve' Smith guides mural tours with many short and sometimes long stories that make the history of Barstow fun. “All of them have a very human element and that's what connects people and that's what we are trying to do here.” More...

Tufas at Mono Lake

Bishop, California

Bishop is a regional recreational hub as it's near attractive locations for people seeking outdoor adventure. When visitors are factored in, the town's population can swell to over 30,000. The landscape near Bishop is some of the best natural scenery California offers. More...

Taliesen West

Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesen West

About a mile north of Shea Boulevard in Scottsdale, Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesen West rises quietly from the sandstone foothills of the McDowell Range. Started in 1937 as a winter studio. the complex continues today as a working school of architecture and design. 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...


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...

Road in the Desert

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...

Pioneertown Main Street

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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. More...

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Salton Sea

The Shrinking Salton Sea

The Salton Sea in the Sonoran Desert in southeastern California. It occupies the Salton Basin, a remnant of prehistoric Lake Cahuilla. It is bordered on the south by the rich agricultural areas of the Imperial Valley and on the west, by Anza-Borrego DSP. More...

Tuweep Gorge

Tuweep Wilderness

If you're looking for an out-of-the-way hiking and camping adventure with breathtaking views of the desert and the Grand Canyon gorge, check out the Tuweep Wilderness. The Tuweep Wilderness is one of the most remote areas in the United States. More...

Killer Bee

Killer Bees

Though their venom is no more potent than native honey bees, Africanized bees attack in far greater numbers and pursue perceived enemies for greater distances. Once disturbed, colonies may remain agitated for 24 hours, attacking people and animals. More...


Little People

The memorial may have started as a single, simple rock monument to a friend, but it's turned into a sculpture garden of little people icons stretching over this small sandy valley. We visited the area in March of 2018 and were amazed to see hundreds of stone monuments there. More...

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