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

  • My heart belongs to you
    by 4
  • What's that sound?
    by 4
  • Born into beauty
    by 2
  • The King and Queen of Flauschink
    by 2
  • High-angle mountain rescue
    by 4
  • Stockmanship for rangeland restoration
    by 4
  • Traditional ecological wisdom, modern methods
    by 3
  • Adventure awaits
    by 2
  • For the director of music...
    by 11
  • Homestead Windmill
    by 2
  • Watching a Western Sunset
    by 16
  • Fly Fishing the North Platte River
    by 11
  • Sunrise Duck Hunt
    by 24
  • Bob can't get enough
    by 19
  • Jack, the deliverer
    by 6
  • ON THE HI-LINE
    by 4
  • Be Right Back
    by 15
  • Alien
    by 4
  • Rope Tricks
    by 6
  • Coupla cowboys
    by 0
  • A Bevy of Custers
    by 14
  • Across the Snow Field
    by 129
  • Huckleberry picking in the North Cascades
    by 18
  • Park ranger teaches little girl
    by 9
  • Inmates sow seeds for prairie restoration
    by 14
  • Slickhorn Canyon Hike
    by 50
  • Neon Canyon
    by 67
  • Where's Whistler?
    by 28
  • Beautiful Day
    by 1
  • Rest Stop in the Wilderness
    by 3
  • Boys and a Stream
    by 3
  • Pat and Hawk, Archaeologists
    by 51
  • Ute dance
    by 18
  • Rodeo Clowns
    by 4
  • Bud Love Fishing
    by 8
  • Buffalo Rodeo
    by 5
  • Cattle Drive
    by 8
  • Dragging calves to the fire
    by 3
  • Quileute Fisherman
    by 6
  • Fishing Buddies
    by 5
  • The Cowboy
    by 14
  • USFS firefighters
    by 14
  • Drip Castle
    by 8
  • A Nuzzle Between Friends
    by 4
  • What's in the Pocket?
    by 19
  • Our Birthday!
    by 6
  • High Noon
    by 5
  • Blessings from the snow gods
    by 5
  • Mono Crater Epic Ski Day
    by 16
  • Brother Bob
    by 33
  • Riding Drag and Eating Dirt
    by 21
  • Welcome in Plains, Montana
    by 2
  • Heathens in God's Country
    by 4
  • Anselmo Mineyard, Butte Montana
    by 3
  • Caddis Hatch
    by 16
  • Sandboarding: Great Sand Dunes
    by 19
  • Riding Herd
    by 22
  • The West is a place to ponder eternity
    by 9
  • Old Goat
    by 7
  • Playing Around
    by 10
My heart belongs to you

My heart belongs to you

Sending love from Rollinsville, Colorado

What's that sound?

What's that sound?

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

Born into beauty

Born into beauty

Just a day old, proud new mom is excited to show baby what he has to look forward to... Boulder, CO

The King and Queen of Flauschink

The King and Queen of Flauschink

Flauschink Crested Butte is an end of the ski season polka party, parade and an honor to be crowned King or Queen.

High-angle mountain rescue

High-angle mountain rescue

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

Stockmanship for rangeland restoration

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.

Traditional ecological wisdom, modern methods

Traditional ecological wisdom, modern methods

George Whitten, Jr., who raises organic grassfed beef on his San Juan Ranch in Colorado's San Luis Valley, observes cattle at a stockmanship workshop sponsored by the Quivira Coalition at the Ghost Ranch, New Mexico.

Adventure awaits

Adventure awaits

My nephew gets permission to join his older cousins up the hill. Washington Park, Douglas, Wyoming.

For the director of music...

For the director of music...

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

Homestead Windmill

Homestead Windmill

A lonesome windmill and decaying homestead keep vigil over the eastern plains of Wyoming.

Watching a Western Sunset

Watching a Western Sunset

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

Fly Fishing the North Platte River

Fly Fishing the North Platte River

Fishermen on the North Platte River Saratoga, WY

Sunrise Duck Hunt

Sunrise Duck Hunt

Beautiful morning sunrise in Laramie, Wyoming

Bob can't get enough

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.

Jack, the deliverer

Jack, the deliverer

A Delta County resident makin' deals for local produce.

ON THE HI-LINE

ON THE HI-LINE

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

Be Right Back

Be Right Back

Saddlestring, Wyoming

Alien

Alien

Alien encountered in the Cadiz Dunes near Twentynine Palms, CA

Rope Tricks

Rope Tricks

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

Coupla cowboys

Coupla cowboys

A couple of cowpokes at Cabot's Pueblo, Desert Hot Springs, CA on 6 Jun 09

A Bevy of Custers

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.

Across the Snow Field

Across the Snow Field

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

Huckleberry picking in the North Cascades

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.

Park ranger teaches little girl

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.

Inmates sow seeds for prairie restoration

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.

Slickhorn Canyon Hike

Slickhorn Canyon Hike

Backpacking trek off Cedar Mesa, Utah 2007.

Neon Canyon

Neon Canyon

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

Where's Whistler?

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.

Beautiful Day

Beautiful Day

My husband, Tom, fishing for salmon in Neah Bay, Washington last summer .

Rest Stop in the Wilderness

Rest Stop in the Wilderness

A long ago backpack trip in the Trinity Alps Wilderness Area, California.

Boys and a Stream

Boys and a Stream

Grandsons playing in Fall Creek, Lane County, Oregon

Pat and Hawk, Archaeologists

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

Ute dance

Ute dance

Young dancer at the Ute Mountain Bear Dance

Cattle Drive

Cattle Drive

Cattle being moved near Cortez, Colorado

Dragging calves to the fire

Dragging calves to the fire

HE is dragging a calf to the fire at a branding near Cortez, Colorado.

Quileute Fisherman

Quileute Fisherman

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

Fishing Buddies

Fishing Buddies

Same place, same time, year after year.

The Cowboy

The Cowboy

Bringing the cows home in Nevada.

USFS firefighters

USFS firefighters

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

Drip Castle

Drip Castle

Cow Swim campsite, Desolation Canyon of the Green, UT

A Nuzzle Between Friends

A Nuzzle Between Friends

Blue Barney and myself

What's in the Pocket?

What's in the Pocket?

Horses Sooner and Boo checking out my pockets.

Our Birthday!

Our Birthday!

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

High Noon

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.

Blessings from the snow gods

Blessings from the snow gods

BIG snow in Crested Butte, Colorado

Mono Crater Epic Ski Day

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.

Brother Bob

Brother Bob

At the 100 Ranch near Carrizozo, New Mexico

Riding Drag and Eating Dirt

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.

Welcome in Plains, Montana

Welcome in Plains, Montana

People are actually friendly, but they don't come off that way initially.

Heathens in God's Country

Heathens in God's Country

Back in 1980, two Colorado Plateau bums (Joel Barnes & Doug Hulmes) took a break near the old wooden suspension bridge along Highway 128 and the Colorado River, just outside of Moab, Utah. Until the bridge burned down several years ago, this bridge spanned the Colorado just downstream of the Dolores River confluence.

Anselmo Mineyard, Butte Montana

Anselmo Mineyard, Butte Montana

Ed and John - many decades with the Anaconda Company, showing us the work they did.

Caddis Hatch

Caddis Hatch

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

Sandboarding: Great Sand Dunes

Sandboarding: Great Sand Dunes

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

Riding Herd

Riding Herd

Moving cattle in Wyoming's southern Wind River Range.

The West is a place to ponder eternity

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?

Old Goat

Old Goat

Overlooking a canyon of the Bitterroot Valley, Montana.

Playing Around

Playing Around

Having a little fun in Goblin Valley, UT