The People of the West

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Coffee Break in Shoshone, Idaho

Coffee Break in Shoshone, Idaho

by — Wid Tanaka, born and raised in Shoshone, Idaho, has coffee with his friends on a Saturday morning at the Valley Co-op, Shoshone. Photo by Nils Ribi, March 6, 2010

  • Across the Snow Field
    by 129
  • Kid's Ranch Rodeo
    by 79
  • Wrangler and little cowboy
    by 73
  • Silver Creek Angler
    by 71
  • Neon Canyon
    by 67
  • Pat and Hawk, Archaeologists
    by 51
  • Slickhorn Canyon Hike
    by 50
  • Cattle Chute Playground
    by 44
  • Brother Bob
    by 33
  • Firefighters Occupy the Forests of the West Each Summer
    by 29
  • Where's Whistler?
    by 28
  • Sunrise Duck Hunt
    by 24
  • Collaborative Planning for Recreation Opportunities on the Inyo National Forest
    by 24
  • Riding Herd
    by 22
  • People and Their Dogs
    by 22
  • Riding Drag and Eating Dirt
    by 21
  • Bob can't get enough
    by 19
  • What's in the Pocket?
    by 19
  • Sandboarding: Great Sand Dunes
    by 19
  • Huckleberry picking in the North Cascades
    by 18
  • Ute dance
    by 18
  • Watching a Western Sunset
    by 16
  • Mono Crater Epic Ski Day
    by 16
  • Caddis Hatch
    by 16
  • Be Right Back
    by 15
  • A Bevy of Custers
    by 14
  • Inmates sow seeds for prairie restoration
    by 14
  • The Cowboy
    by 14
  • USFS firefighters
    by 14
  • The Real Urban Cowboys . . .
    by 13
  • For the director of music...
    by 11
  • Fly Fishing the North Platte River
    by 11
  • Playing Around
    by 10
  • Malheur Refuge sunset, Oregon
    by 10
  • Indian parade in Kamiah,
    by 10
  • Park ranger teaches little girl
    by 9
  • The West is a place to ponder eternity
    by 9
  • Bud Love Fishing
    by 8
  • Cattle Drive
    by 8
  • Drip Castle
    by 8
  • Old Goat
    by 7
  • Feeding the Soul at 14,000 Feet
    by 7
  • Scientists in Sagebrush
    by 7
  • Field Study - Multi-use on the waters of the West
    by 7
  • Jack, the deliverer
    by 6
  • Rope Tricks
    by 6
  • Quileute Fisherman
    by 6
  • Our Birthday!
    by 6
  • Hannah
    by 6
  • Idaho vernacular art chandeliers at old Payette Lake Lodge
    by 6
  • Springtime on the Madison River
    by 6
  • Buffalo Rodeo
    by 5
  • Fishing Buddies
    by 5
  • High Noon
    by 5
  • Blessings from the snow gods
    by 5
  • My heart belongs to you
    by 4
  • What's that sound?
    by 4
  • High-angle mountain rescue
    by 4
  • Stockmanship for rangeland restoration
    by 4
  • ON THE HI-LINE
    by 4
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Across the Snow Field

On a hot late June day, a hiker crosses a snow field during a hike up Table Mountain in Idaho.

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Kid's Ranch Rodeo

Kid's Ranch Rodeo in the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming.

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Wrangler and little cowboy

Wrangler and little cowboy at the HF Bar Ranch, Wyoming.

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Silver Creek Angler

Spring fly fishing on the pond above Kilpatrick Bridge, Picabo, Idaho. An angler enjoys the peace and serenity of uncrowded waters in the West.

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Neon Canyon

A perfect spotlight in Neon Canyon, a tributary to the Escalante river in southern Utah.

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Pat and Hawk, Archaeologists

At the end of a long day of contract archaeology on the White Sands Missile Range, south of Alamogordo, NM, May 1987

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Slickhorn Canyon Hike

Backpacking trek off Cedar Mesa, Utah 2007.

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Cattle Chute Playground

Small children play in an old cattle chute at the HF Bar Ranch, Saddlestring, Wyoming.

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Brother Bob

At the 100 Ranch near Carrizozo, New Mexico

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Firefighters Occupy the Forests of the West Each Summer

For 100 years, firefighters have occupied the forests of the West. In 2007, nearly 1,600 worked for over three weeks to stop the Castle Rock Fire from burning the resort town of Sun Valley, Idaho.

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Where's Whistler?

A long winter in Saint Mary, Montana sometimes means snowmobiling with your best buds. And sometimes finding your best buds mean crossing that fine line between isolation and insanity.

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Sunrise Duck Hunt

Beautiful morning sunrise in Laramie, Wyoming

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Collaborative Planning for Recreation Opportunities on the Inyo National Forest

The Sherwins Working Group was an independent, community-based body of stakeholders that developed a preferred alternative for safe and environmentally responsible public access for the Sherwin Area located south of the Town of Mammoth Lakes. The group was comprised of approximately 30 community members who met numerous times in late 1009 to tackle this complex project; they represented a broad spectrum of recreation, business, and agency interests from the area. The process was professionally facilitated and was supported by the Inyo National Forest, Town of Mammoth Lakes, and the Mammoth Lakes Trails and Public Access Foundation.

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Riding Herd

Moving cattle in Wyoming's southern Wind River Range.

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People and Their Dogs

People of the west love their dogs and their dogs love them. Here Kim Nalen and Maddy ski the Wood River Trails near Hailey, Idaho.

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Riding Drag and Eating Dirt

Toward the end of a hot, dry day spent rounding up cattle on the 100 Ranch near Carrizozo, New Mexico. Photo taken from horseback with a Nikon N90s.

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Bob can't get enough

Bob, a WW2 veteran, began packing mules with the Forest Service in his mid-70s. He stopped doing it full time after a few years. But now in his 80s, he still goes out on occasion with the mule trains.

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What's in the Pocket?

Horses Sooner and Boo checking out my pockets.

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Sandboarding: Great Sand Dunes

Summer fun at Colorado's Great Sand Dunes National Park.

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Huckleberry picking in the North Cascades

With Mount Challenger for company, Paula Ogden-Muse picks huckleberries for breakfast in North Cascades National Park. Photo by Jeff Muse.

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Ute dance

Young dancer at the Ute Mountain Bear Dance

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Watching a Western Sunset

A man and his best friends soaking up the last moments of the western sun. Laramie, Wyoming

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Mono Crater Epic Ski Day

Monster storm hit the Southern Sierra Nevadas, providing ideal conditions for skiing the Mono Craters. This shot was taken as we skinned back up for the last run of the day.

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Caddis Hatch

A fly angler enjoying an evening hatch on Montana's Madison River.

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Be Right Back

Saddlestring, Wyoming

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A Bevy of Custers

Local Custer impersonators at the 133rd anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn near Crow Agency, Montana. Ranger Michael Stops looks on in the background.

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Inmates sow seeds for prairie restoration

Through the Sustainable Prisons Project in Washington State, inmates at the Stafford Creek Corrections Center propagate plants for the prairies of South Puget Sound. Photo by Benjamin Drummond.

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The Cowboy

Bringing the cows home in Nevada.

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USFS firefighters

A USFS fire crew still working after a long night on the fireline.

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The Real Urban Cowboys . . .

Celebrating the history and heritage of sheepherders in the Wood River Valley . . . Trailing of the Sheep in downtown Ketchum, Idaho.

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For the director of music...

Thundersnow makes it's way west across the Wind River basin in west central Wyoming.

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Fly Fishing the North Platte River

Fishermen on the North Platte River Saratoga, WY

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Playing Around

Having a little fun in Goblin Valley, UT

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Malheur Refuge sunset, Oregon

End of a birding day at Malheur field station, OR, May, '08. Photo by Jo Kirkpatrick

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Indian parade in Kamiah,

Indian parade in town of Kamiah, 2002. Gorgeous feathers. Photo by John Dadabay

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Park ranger teaches little girl

National Park Service ranger Paula Ogden-Muse teaches a little girl and her friends about birds in the North Cascades. Photo by David Snyder.

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The West is a place to ponder eternity

This photo shows three college students, sitting in the rain/snow/sleet near Sheep Rock in central Oregon, mesmerized by the notion of time passing before their eyes and climate changing over time. Where are we headed as a Nation?

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Cattle Drive

Cattle being moved near Cortez, Colorado

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Drip Castle

Cow Swim campsite, Desolation Canyon of the Green, UT

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Old Goat

Overlooking a canyon of the Bitterroot Valley, Montana.

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Feeding the Soul at 14,000 Feet

A pristine summer's morning at 14,000 feet: heading off Mt. Blanca to summit Mt. Ellingwood, Colorado's Sangre De Christo range

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Scientists in Sagebrush

Pat Shaver (Natural Resources Conservation Service), Rick Miller (Oregon State University), and Al Winward (Rocky Mt. Research Station, USFS, retired) discuss vegetation dynamics on the sagebrush sea.

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Field Study - Multi-use on the waters of the West

This photo represents the potential symbiosis of competing interests for our limited water resources in the west - agriculture and recreation can co-exist.

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Jack, the deliverer

A Delta County resident makin' deals for local produce.

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Rope Tricks

Young cowhand at Cabot's Pueblo, Desert Hot Springs, June 2009. Photo by Joe Ross, 29 Palms, CA.

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Quileute Fisherman

A Quileute fisherman stands on the banks of the Quileute river on a blustery February day. La Push, Washington.

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Our Birthday!

Bull calf, Pot Roast, born March 10, 2010 My birthday, too.

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Hannah

Enjoying an early morning in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

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Idaho vernacular art chandeliers at old Payette Lake Lodge

My neighbor Casey in the dining room of the Payette Lake Lodge before it was sold and the fabulous antler chandeliers removed to we know not where, 1996.

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Springtime on the Madison River

Two anglers giving the trout a rest while they take some time to enjoy the beauty of the Madison River near Varney Bridge (Ennis, MT), with Sphinx Mountain (Madison Range) in the background in May 2009.

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Fishing Buddies

Same place, same time, year after year.

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High Noon

Looking over the ranch, Karl Knorr takes a lunchtime ride at 'High Noon'. Heeney Colorado...on the Blue River, in the Gore Range.

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Blessings from the snow gods

BIG snow in Crested Butte, Colorado

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My heart belongs to you

Sending love from Rollinsville, Colorado

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What's that sound?

My son watching elk, listening to them bugle, and wondering how they make that incredible sound... Estes Park, Colorado

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High-angle mountain rescue

Grand County Search and Rescue: an all-volunteer non-profit organization providing four-season backcountry emergency services in Colorado.

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Stockmanship for rangeland restoration

Guy Glosson, Certified Educator in Holistic Management, teaches low-stress livestock handling at a Quivira Coalition workshop on the Ghost Ranch in northern New Mexico. Herding techniques will be used to get livestock to the right place, at the right time, for the right reasons -- facilitating rangeland restoration.

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ON THE HI-LINE

a burley pickup hauling a trailer and back dropped by a grand Great Plains thunderhead