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DesertUSA
Newsletter Dec. 2007

NEW! Off Highway Vehicles Section: DesertUSA is opening a brand new Off Highway Vehicle section that will be a directory of OHV parks, trails and articles of interest to off-roaders. Check it out! More…

Featured Articles
Terlingua Celebrates Its PastOver two weekends in late October and early November, Ara and Spirit joined the community in celebrating Viva La Historia and Día de Los Muertos. Both events are filled with emotions, colors and sounds. More…


Pinos Altos On May 18, 1860, three prospectors paused for a drink of water at Bear Creek, near today’s Pinos Altos. To their surprise, they found themselves staring at gold in the bottom of the cold clear stream.  More…


Quartzsite January is the month the big swap meets begin in Quartzsite. At this time of the year, 2,000 vendors of rocks, gems, minerals, fossils and everything else imaginable create one of the world’s largest open air flea markets in Quartzsite. More…


New Hope for Our National Parks "… it is appropriate that we have a serious conversation about parks and their value to our society, and the role we want parks and the National Park Service to play "said Dwight T. Pitcaithley… More…


Recipe for a Texan Holiday Dinner I had sworn throughout my last "Professional Thanksgiving" meal preparation that I would never again cook a Turkey! I have seen and handled too many… Pork it is this year. Being in Southern Texas, rubbing elbows with the Chilis and the Moles… More…


Shane Watts, World Enduro Champion, Helps Keep the OHV Trails Open "As an off-road professional, I feel it is important to impart a land-use ethic to my students. Riding is a privilege and we all must do our part to keep trail opportunities available for this and future generations," states Watts. More…


2001 Roadless Rule Illegal? Recreational interests were among those present in the crowded courtroom as U.S. District Judge Clarence Brimmer presided on October 19th over… More…


Video of the Month – Oatman and the Wild Burros Oatman is a fun place to visit — an authentic old western town with burros roaming the streets and gunfights staged on weekends. The burros are tame and can be hand fed. When my wife and I visited in January of this year, I was surprised to see five old Model T Fords out for a Sunday drive down the main street of Oatman. More…


Trip of the Month – Anza Borrego Desert State Park Anza Borrego Desert State Park contains some of the most diverse desert landscape in the world. It includes elevations from 8,000 feet to below sea level, together with the characteristic plants and animals of these ecological zones. More…


Christmas is almost here: Need some help shopping for the perfect gifts for your family, friends and relatives? The DesertUSA Store has its virtual shelves stocked with some really unique items. You won’t find most of these products in any of your local shops. So please take a few minutes to browse through our items. We promise, you won’t be fighting any crowds in the DesertUSA store!

Give her the gift of Desert Queen – the inspired Desert Queen fragrance captures the scent of the elusive Queen of the Night cactus flower. Our special Desert Queen Gift Trio contains three of our most popular full-size products: 1.7oz Eau de Parfum Spray, 8oz. Hand & Body Lotion and 8oz. Bath & Shower Gel, packaged in an attractive bag. Specially priced at $64.95!    ($75.00 if purchased separately)

Treasure Hunting . . .

Looking for something for the rockhound on your list? James R. Mitchell’s Gem Trail Books cover the Southwest and are available in our online book store. A good "where to go book" with lots of maps. Click here to view rock & treasure hunting books.

Experience the excitement and mystery of Geode Hunting – at home! Break-At-Home Geodes

For Your Dog . . .

Joint Supplement – Give your older dog or dog that has arthritis or joint problems the gift of pain-free movement. Check out Nimble, a glucosamine product for dogs. Click here for more information or to buy.

For Your New Year’s Party

Prickly Pear Margaritas made with Prickly Pear Cactus syrup. The syrup also makes exceptionally flavorful Wine Coolers, Spritzers, and Prickly Pear Lemonade. The Syrup comes in 7 oz.,12 oz., 23 oz. and 1 gallon containers. Click Here for more information.

Park DVDs . . .

State and National Park DVDs Make a Great Gift – They can plan their Spring and Summer vacations to the great parks of the American Southwest. DesertUSA has an extensive selection of park DVDs including: Arches, Big Bend, Monument Valley, Death Valley, The Grand Canyon, Carlsbad Caverns, Zion, Yellowstone, Red Rock Canyon and many more. Click here to browse our park DVDs.

2 Anza Borrego DVDs

Ghost Mountain DVD the story of Marshal South and his family’s adventure of living on Ghost Mountain in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. To preview the DVD in Flash Click Here.

Anza Borrego Seasons in the Desert. General DVD about the various regions of the park, flora and fauna.

Joshua Tree NP DVD This is the tool you need to plan a trip to Joshua Tree National Park.


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You can book reservations anywhere in the World from the DesertUSA Web site. So be sure to try our online reservation system for your next vacation and/or car rental. Make Reservations Now

Get ready for your visit to the desert with books, gifts and products available from the DesertUSA’s Online Store.


DesertUSA’s purpose is to provide a tool for discovery – a publication that entertains, educates and explores with our readers, the beauty, life and culture of the North American deserts. Visitors come to DesertUSA’s Web site every month to read articles, participate in the Desert Talk message board, shop in DesertUSA’s online store and explore the desert virtually.

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