The Weird West

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Highway 6 Between Tonopah and Ely

Highway 6 Between Tonopah and Ely

by — One chilly summer morning I encountered this gentleman and his burro traveling west on U.S. Highway 6 toward Tonopah, NV. The burro was pulling a cart loaded with their belongings.

  • On the Right Track
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  • Punkin' Head
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  • Desert Dolly
    by 1
  • The Opportunist
    by 3
  • Family Values
    by 1
  • Wildlife Management in South Dakota
    by 4
  • Howdy from Fairplay
    by 4
  • Carnastoga & The Fourd Seasons
    by 5
  • You haven't seen everything
    by 1
  • Good Cop
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  • Can You Hear Me Now?
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  • COLD BEER
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  • Jesus and Rattlesnakes
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  • Ghost Town! Bodie Abode
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  • Mirror Image
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  • Bishop Castle
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  • Sebastapol Retro
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  • Genie's Jungle
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  • Is this Oregon or Peru?
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  • lane county fair
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  • T-Rex Busting Out
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  • Modern Aspen Carving?
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  • Hunting for coyotes
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  • Yuha Gothic
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  • Bi-wheelial Ghost
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  • Monkey Shine
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  • Estacada "Mixed-Use"
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  • Trickster
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  • Triple Jeopardy
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  • alone at last
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  • missed the bus
    by 2
  • Three-D Christmas
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  • Cowgirl and Cowboy
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  • All Things are Relative on the Salt
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  • Right Of Way
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  • Bisbee storefront
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  • Tourism
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  • Entertainment
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  • Drop on in
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  • Nature is dangerous
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  • Too Wierd
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  • Fair Fashion
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  • Dancing on the Santa Fe Plaza
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  • Pawnee Pass
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  • The Standoff
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  • Scarcely a blade of grass for miles
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  • cactus encounter
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  • "Mr. Dwarf Car," Ernie Adams with his miniature '39 Chevy
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  • "fishworms and cottage cheese"
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  • Some preserve!
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  • Hanging out on Route 66
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  • Visitor's committee Owen's Valley
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  • Actual Colorado Jackaloupe
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  • sad seagull in Mission Bay
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  • Funky House
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  • Buck on a Porch
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  • TRANSPORTATION
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  • DONT TOUCH MY HAT
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  • Highway 6 Between Tonopah and Ely
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  • Desert Pool
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On the Right Track

On the Right Track

Young boy walking between the rails.

Punkin' Head

Punkin' Head

Craig Childs with his selection from the pumpkin patch riding on his shoulder.

Desert Dolly

Desert Dolly

Child's doll sitting on the desert ground against a tire.

The Opportunist

The Opportunist

Prickly pear cactus growing in crotch of a cottonwood tree, Arizona

Family Values

Family Values

The sign for a convenience store in Tucson

Wildlife Management in South Dakota

Wildlife Management in South Dakota

A billboard along highway 90.

Howdy from Fairplay

Howdy from Fairplay

The town of Fairplay having fun with the fact a popular cartoon is named after their recontructed mining town South Park City.

Carnastoga & The Fourd Seasons

Carnastoga & The Fourd Seasons

Alliance, NB - Carhenge Additional car sculptures include The Carnastoga The Fourd Seasons - representing the 4 stages of wheat grown in the area

You haven't seen everything

You haven't seen everything

You haven't seen everything until you've seen Nothing, AZ. Hwy 93 between Phoenix and I40

Good Cop

Good Cop

An officer from the Kootenai County Sherrif's Dept. is a good sport during Pig in the Park celebration, Harrison, Idaho.

Can You Hear Me Now?

Can You Hear Me Now?

This public phone booth, surrounded by the waters of Lake Coeur d'Alene in summer, can be accessed by foot during the winter months. It's not really hooked up, but it attracts attention and wonder among tourists.

COLD BEER

COLD BEER

Took this shot back in 1988, Barstow CA - though you'd swear it's 1963. I'll be darned if you can't find yourself a cold one, even out in the middle of nowhere.

Jesus and Rattlesnakes

Jesus and Rattlesnakes

Entrance to the grotto at St. Joseph Cemetery near Spokane, which includes rock gardens and a miniature castle.

Ghost Town! Bodie Abode

Ghost Town! Bodie Abode

Bodie Ghostown, in Northeast Washington. There's ghosts in them thar hills!

Mirror Image

Mirror Image

Driving through Stevens Pass to Eastern WA, I stopped at a deserted campground on the side of the road, and caught this optical illusion shop. Quiet, a tad bit creepy, weird - but very cool!

Bishop Castle

Bishop Castle

A "work of art" over 100 feet tall featuring a fire-breathing dragon's head, turrets, dizzying walkways, and lots of attitude. (near Beulah, CO)

Sebastapol Retro

Sebastapol Retro

Great old truck in downtown Sebastapol, CA

Genie's Jungle

Genie's Jungle

Cool old shop in eastern Oregon

Is this Oregon or Peru?

Is this Oregon or Peru?

Llamas love the beach too!

T-Rex Busting Out

T-Rex Busting Out

In Granger, WA; the town decided some time ago to festoon itself with dinosaurs

Modern Aspen Carving?

Modern Aspen Carving?

This carving is located in the Flat Tops, Colorado. Hmmmmm - what does this message really mean?

Hunting for coyotes

Hunting for coyotes

A city slicker searching for the illusive desert coyote

Yuha Gothic

Yuha Gothic

SCA Desert Restoration Corps interns after work on a hot June day in California's Yuha Desert near the US/Mexico Border

Bi-wheelial Ghost

Bi-wheelial Ghost

An installation next to Rhyolite, NV. Rhyolite is an amazing ghost town just outside of Beatty, NV.

Monkey Shine

Monkey Shine

A slackline setup at dusk in Joshua Tree National Park

Estacada "Mixed-Use"

Estacada "Mixed-Use"

Highway commercial, Estacada, Ore.

Trickster

Trickster

Wheeler County, Ore.

Triple Jeopardy

Triple Jeopardy

Highway 99, Roseburg, Ore.

alone at last

alone at last

finally some quiet after driving 30 miles off road {blackrock desert}

missed the bus

missed the bus

waiting for the jeep to return to pick us up in the blackrock desert

Three-D Christmas

Three-D Christmas

Barbara and Nick looking through 3-D glasses at a book on the Canyons of the Wasatch and Salt Lake area.

Cowgirl and Cowboy

Cowgirl and Cowboy

Watching the fun at the Butte National Folk Festival July 2010

All Things are Relative on the Salt

All Things are Relative on the Salt

Distance is relative in the west

Right Of Way

Right Of Way

A bison bull merges in Yellowstone.

Bisbee storefront

Bisbee storefront

Wonder what they did with all that nautical gear in the middle of the desert...

Tourism

Tourism

A rare chipmunk captures the attention of all near Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park.

Entertainment

Entertainment

Winding down in Gardiner, Montana.

Drop on in

Drop on in

...to the wooden spoon shop in East Glacier, MT.

Nature is dangerous

Nature is dangerous

Protecting the tourists at Yellowstone National Park

Too Wierd

Too Wierd

can't even explain it!

Fair Fashion

Fair Fashion

Pig wrestling contestant, Teton County Fair, Jackson, WY

Dancing on the Santa Fe Plaza

Dancing on the Santa Fe Plaza

We are all here for a good time tonight!

Pawnee Pass

Pawnee Pass

Western Slope of the Pawnee Pass over the Continental Divide in Indian Peaks Wilderness, Colorado.

The Standoff

The Standoff

After zipping down some fast single-track near Fruita, Colorado our ride came to a screeching halt when this lone cow stood her ground determined that we should be the ones to mmmoooove .

Scarcely a blade of grass for miles

Scarcely a blade of grass for miles

An "Open Grazing" sign along a highway in slickrock country.

cactus encounter

cactus encounter

Mom removes spines following a cactus encounter in Arizona's Sonoran Desert.

"Mr. Dwarf Car," Ernie Adams with his miniature '39 Chevy

"Mr. Dwarf Car," Ernie Adams with his miniature '39 Chevy

"Mr. Dwarf Car," Ernie Adams with his miniature '39 Chevy at the Route 66 Fun Run, Seligman, Arizona, 2005.

"fishworms and cottage cheese"

"fishworms and cottage cheese"

Naturopathic health store in Pima, Arizona, circa 2000.

Some preserve!

Some preserve!

Maybe the timing of our visit was a little off. This is a Darlingtonia sight north of Quincy CA

Hanging out on Route 66

Hanging out on Route 66

We slowed down in Northern Arizona a few weeks before the beginning of the fall hunting season.

Visitor's committee  Owen's Valley

Visitor's committee Owen's Valley

These mules are pack animals; quite domesticated. They were as curious about me as I was about them.

Actual Colorado Jackaloupe

Actual Colorado Jackaloupe

You've heard the rumors of the Jack rabbit / antelope cross...and here it is. Honest ;-)

sad seagull in Mission Bay

sad seagull in Mission Bay

seagull with fish hook and attached fish caught in its mouth.

Funky House

Funky House

House in Bisbee, AZ

Buck on a Porch

Buck on a Porch

This picture was taken from the inside of our Tuolumne River guide house, Groveland, CA.

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

Black Rock Desert Nevada Burning Man Festival Transportation Got to be ready.

DONT TOUCH MY HAT

DONT TOUCH MY HAT

Working cowboys "Arlo" and "Big Bub" share a lighter moment between chores outside the bunkhouse on the Ross Ranch, Flagstaff AZ

Highway 6 Between Tonopah and Ely

Highway 6 Between Tonopah and Ely

One chilly summer morning I encountered this gentleman and his burro traveling west on U.S. Highway 6 toward Tonopah, NV. The burro was pulling a cart loaded with their belongings.

Desert Pool

Desert Pool

Abandoned campground pool on interstate 40 in Arizona.