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

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  • Silver Creek Angler
    by 71
  • Across the Snow Field
    by 129
  • Sunrise Duck Hunt
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  • Cattle Chute Playground
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  • Kid's Ranch Rodeo
    by 79
  • Riding Drag and Eating Dirt
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  • Brother Bob
    by 33
  • Pat and Hawk, Archaeologists
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  • Neon Canyon
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  • Slickhorn Canyon Hike
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  • Huckleberry picking in the North Cascades
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  • Scientists in Sagebrush
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  • Wrangler and little cowboy
    by 73
  • Feeding the Soul at 14,000 Feet
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  • Quileute Fisherman
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  • Watching a Western Sunset
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  • The Real Urban Cowboys . . .
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  • Field Study - Multi-use on the waters of the West
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  • People and Their Dogs
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  • Firefighters Occupy the Forests of the West Each Summer
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  • Logger Life
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  • There's A Dust Storm On The Right...
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  • Huckleberry Season in Montana
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  • Springtime on the Madison River
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  • juniper monkey
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  • Collaborative Planning for Recreation Opportunities on the Inyo National Forest
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  • Idaho vernacular art chandeliers at old Payette Lake Lodge
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  • Indian parade in Kamiah,
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  • Malheur Refuge sunset, Oregon
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  • Playing Around
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  • Old Goat
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  • Hannah
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  • The West is a place to ponder eternity
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  • Riding Herd
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  • Sandboarding: Great Sand Dunes
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  • Caddis Hatch
    by 16
  • Welcome in Plains, Montana
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  • Anselmo Mineyard, Butte Montana
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  • Heathens in God's Country
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  • Mono Crater Epic Ski Day
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  • Blessings from the snow gods
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  • High Noon
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  • A Nuzzle Between Friends
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  • Our Birthday!
    by 6
  • What's in the Pocket?
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  • Drip Castle
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  • USFS firefighters
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  • The Cowboy
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  • Fishing Buddies
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  • Dragging calves to the fire
    by 3
  • Cattle Drive
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  • Buffalo Rodeo
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  • Bud Love Fishing
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  • Rodeo Clowns
    by 4
  • Ute dance
    by 18
  • Boys and a Stream
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  • Rest Stop in the Wilderness
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  • Beautiful Day
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  • Where's Whistler?
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Coffee Break in Shoshone, Idaho

Coffee Break in Shoshone, Idaho

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

Silver Creek Angler

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.

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.

Sunrise Duck Hunt

Sunrise Duck Hunt

Beautiful morning sunrise in Laramie, Wyoming

Cattle Chute Playground

Cattle Chute Playground

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

Kid's Ranch Rodeo

Kid's Ranch Rodeo

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

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.

Brother Bob

Brother Bob

At the 100 Ranch near Carrizozo, New Mexico

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

Neon Canyon

Neon Canyon

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

Slickhorn Canyon Hike

Slickhorn Canyon Hike

Backpacking trek off Cedar Mesa, Utah 2007.

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.

Scientists in Sagebrush

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.

Wrangler and little cowboy

Wrangler and little cowboy

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

Feeding the Soul at 14,000 Feet

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

Quileute Fisherman

Quileute Fisherman

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

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

The Real Urban Cowboys . . .

The Real Urban Cowboys . . .

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

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

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.

People and Their Dogs

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.

Firefighters Occupy the Forests of the West Each Summer

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.

Huckleberry Season in Montana

Huckleberry Season in Montana

Shot while searching for wild huckleberries in Gallatin National Forest near Hyalite Reservior in August 2009 (outside Bozeman, MT).

Springtime on the Madison River

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.

Collaborative Planning for Recreation Opportunities on the Inyo National Forest

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.

Idaho vernacular art chandeliers at old Payette Lake Lodge

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.

Indian parade in Kamiah,

Indian parade in Kamiah,

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

Malheur Refuge sunset, Oregon

Malheur Refuge sunset, Oregon

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

Playing Around

Playing Around

Having a little fun in Goblin Valley, UT

Old Goat

Old Goat

Overlooking a canyon of the Bitterroot Valley, Montana.

Hannah

Hannah

Enjoying an early morning in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

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?

Riding Herd

Riding Herd

Moving cattle in Wyoming's southern Wind River Range.

Sandboarding: Great Sand Dunes

Sandboarding: Great Sand Dunes

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

Caddis Hatch

Caddis Hatch

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

Welcome in Plains, Montana

Welcome in Plains, Montana

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

Anselmo Mineyard, Butte Montana

Anselmo Mineyard, Butte Montana

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

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.

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.

Blessings from the snow gods

Blessings from the snow gods

BIG snow in Crested Butte, Colorado

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.

A Nuzzle Between Friends

A Nuzzle Between Friends

Blue Barney and myself

Our Birthday!

Our Birthday!

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

What's in the Pocket?

What's in the Pocket?

Horses Sooner and Boo checking out my pockets.

Drip Castle

Drip Castle

Cow Swim campsite, Desolation Canyon of the Green, UT

USFS firefighters

USFS firefighters

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

The Cowboy

The Cowboy

Bringing the cows home in Nevada.

Fishing Buddies

Fishing Buddies

Same place, same time, year after year.

Dragging calves to the fire

Dragging calves to the fire

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

Cattle Drive

Cattle Drive

Cattle being moved near Cortez, Colorado

Ute dance

Ute dance

Young dancer at the Ute Mountain Bear Dance

Boys and a Stream

Boys and a Stream

Grandsons playing in Fall Creek, Lane County, Oregon

Rest Stop in the Wilderness

Rest Stop in the Wilderness

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

Beautiful Day

Beautiful Day

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

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.