pumpkinOctober  Ghost Hunt
Where to find ghosts in the desert

As we dust off our camping and hiking gear and get ready to hit the desert trails, it is hard not to think about all of the desert travelers who have walked the same trails.  Where were they heading . . . what was their fate?

As we take a look back at the history of the desert we learn about ghost towns and how they can to be deserted.  We hear stories about local miners, explorers, travelers and settlers who became lost in the desert or who died from the heat, lack of water or other illnesses.  Some say that their spirits still walk the trails and that their ghosts continue to haunt the areas where they met their fate.

In the spirit of Halloween I’ve decided to link to all things spooky that DesertUSA has published over the years.  Our links will include everything from ghost stories and ghost towns to grave sites and pumpkin recipes.

Stories & Articles . . .
The Haunted Desert:  Ghosts of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA
The Haunted Desert:More ghost stories
Ghosts, Phantoms and Apparitions: Tombstone’s Ghosts
The Superstition Mountains, AZ: The Lost Dutchman Mine
Legend of the Lady In Blue
The Loretto Chapel’s Miracle Staircase
Ghosts of Old Mesilla
Weep Not: Cemetery visitors celebration life not death
Terlingua Celebrates Its Past – Day of the Dead Celebration

Art . .
Rhyolite, NV: Ghost Sculptures At Goldwell Open Air Museum

Flora and Fauna . . .
The Ghost Flower

Geology . . .
The Pumpkin Patch

Recipes . . .
Pumpkins, gourds and squash

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Lynn Bremner is the author of DesertRoadTrippin.com, a blog about desert road trips and tips. She started the blog after moving to Indio, CA where she now resides. Now a true desert dweller, Lynn has added in some of her own views on desert living. The heat does not keep her indoors in the summertime. She is out running, golfing or taking short day trips to some of the local points of interest. After years of traveling along the dusty, desert trails with her father, she has come to appreciate the beauty and solitude of the desert landscape. Her father’s passion for prospecting, desert lore and exploring the desert parks took their family to many interesting places, mostly in California, Nevada and Arizona. Lynn now writes about her desert road trips and intertwines a little bit of desert living into the mix.


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