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.

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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.

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Three-D Christmas

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

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Fish food for thought

The "Chubettes" celebrate the virtual breaching of Glen Canyon dam

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Beaverhead Rock vs. A Stuffed Beaver's Head

The Lewis and Clark Expedition passed Beaverhead Rock near Dillon MT in July 1805. It was named Beaverhead Rock because it resembles the profile of a beaver swimming. Well, we were driving by 200 years later and happened to have Liam, our stuffed "good luck" beaver in the car. So, we decided to make Liam swim in the air and hold our beaver's head next to Beaverhead Rock to see if it really does look like a beaver. It sure did! Mission Accomplished.

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Desert Pool

Abandoned campground pool on interstate 40 in Arizona.

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Bisbee storefront

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

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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.

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Good Cop

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

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Jesus and Rattlesnakes

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

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Shoe Tree

On route 50, northern Nevada.

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The Contraption

Ranchyard grain elevator in the California coast range.

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Water Tank Art

On state route 50, in northern Nevada.

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Bureaucrats

Late 1970s in San Luis Valley...

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The Flats

Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, where 160 years ago the Donner Party's wagons became stuck in the salt, and on which today are held competitions of speed.

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Kinetic sculpture

An entry in the 2005 Kinetic Sculpture race in Eureka, CA. Designed and constructed by Duane Flatmo and friends.

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North Dakota road art

A 100 foot tall sculpture out in western North Dakota.

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Tea Party gathering Prescott Valley, AZ

The weird summer of 2010 in Arizona, aside from everything else, is seeing the growth of the white angry seniors of the Yavapai County Tea Party.

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Ostrich Farm

Shady looking ostrich farm/tourist trap near the Petrified Forest in Holbrook, Arizona.

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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

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TRANSPORTATION

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

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Buck on a Porch

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

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Funky House

House in Bisbee, AZ

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sad seagull in Mission Bay

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

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Actual Colorado Jackaloupe

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

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Visitor's committee Owen's Valley

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

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Hanging out on Route 66

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

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Some preserve!

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

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"fishworms and cottage cheese"

Naturopathic health store in Pima, Arizona, circa 2000.

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"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.

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cactus encounter

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

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Scarcely a blade of grass for miles

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

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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 .

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Pawnee Pass

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

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Dancing on the Santa Fe Plaza

We are all here for a good time tonight!

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Fair Fashion

Pig wrestling contestant, Teton County Fair, Jackson, WY

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Too Wierd

can't even explain it!

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Right Of Way

A bison bull merges in Yellowstone.

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Entertainment

Winding down in Gardiner, Montana.

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Tourism

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

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Nature is dangerous

Protecting the tourists at Yellowstone National Park

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Drop on in

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

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All Things are Relative on the Salt

Distance is relative in the west

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Cowgirl and Cowboy

Watching the fun at the Butte National Folk Festival July 2010

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missed the bus

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

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alone at last

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

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Triple Jeopardy

Highway 99, Roseburg, Ore.

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Trickster

Wheeler County, Ore.

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Estacada "Mixed-Use"

Highway commercial, Estacada, Ore.

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Monkey Shine

A slackline setup at dusk in Joshua Tree National Park

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Bi-wheelial Ghost

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

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Yuha Gothic

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

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Hunting for coyotes

A city slicker searching for the illusive desert coyote

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Modern Aspen Carving?

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

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T-Rex Busting Out

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

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Genie's Jungle

Cool old shop in eastern Oregon

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Sebastapol Retro

Great old truck in downtown Sebastapol, CA

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Is this Oregon or Peru?

Llamas love the beach too!

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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)

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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!