Useful Websites

The interior of a general store is virtually the way it was when the store owner left Bodie, Photograph by James L Rathbun
The interior of a general store is virtually the way it was when the store owner left Bodie, Photograph by James L Rathbun

The following is a list of useful websites which I read to gather information about special places, animals, plants, etc… I find them incredible inspiring and informational. I hope that you will as well. BTW, if you own one of these sites, a link back would be nice.

AmericanSouthWest.net – Comprehensive guide to the national parks, national monuments and natural landscapes of West and Southwest USA.

California Native Plant Society – A wonderful online resource for all things California Plant and Wildflower related.

Dangerousroads.org is a free-access, free-content Internet encyclopedia. The website is ranked among the Internet’s largest and most popular websites about roads and mountain passes.

Desert USA – DesertUSA.com is a website for those who love the desert. It is maintained by Digital West Media, Inc., a San Diego-based multimedia company. Digital West Media, Inc. designs and produces information-based products such as software products, ebooks and Web sites.

Digital Desert – Lots of photos and articles on the desert including ghost town and articles.

The Chemung Mine located just outside of Bridgeport, CA. Photograph by James L Rathbun
The Chemung Mine located just outside of Bridgeport, CA. Photograph by James L Rathbun

Ghosttowns.com – A nice site which contains some unique photographs of the places I like to explore.

Mapcarta – A mapping website.

Mojave-Road.com – The official website of the Mojave Road. Ham Radio while on the Mojave Road is 146.52, always use High Power when transmitting.

National Park Service – The National Park Service website is a great resource for the National Parks.

OldSpanishTrail.org – The Old Spanish Trail Association, its members, friends, and partners, are dedicated to protecting, interpreting, and promoting the Old Spanish National Historic Trail and related historic routes.

Beavertail Cactus found off the Mormon Wells Road, Las Vegas, Nevada.  Photography by James L Rathbun
Beavertail Cactus found off the Mormon Wells Road, Las Vegas, Nevada. Photography by James L Rathbun

Wild Flowers West – A online resource for wild flowers and plants.