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  • New Washoe City

    Washoe Valley, Nevada, USA. Looking southwesterly; yes, this is a sunset shot! Carson City, Nevada's capital, is beyond the hills on the left. Washoe Lake (with water!) in the middle distance; the snowy mountains on the skyline are the Carson Range, th…

  • A Storm in the Desert

    Looking southwesterly over Duck Creek Valley from the improbably named Kalamazoo Summit Road over the Schell Creek Range, in far eastern Nevada. Every so often the monsoon reaches this far northwest! I'm just below Kalamazoo Summit (8953 ft/2729 m) here…

  • Off Kalamazoo Creek

    Limestone outcrops on the south side. Schell Creek Range, eastern Nevada.


  • Canyon of Kalamazoo Creek

    Schell Creek Range, eastern Nevada. Looking east. The skylined blue range in the distance is the House Range in Utah. And yes, that's the road I'm following! The inset is a closer view, from farther down the canyon, of the limestone cliffs peeking ove…

  • Inspection committee

    Pronghorn "antelope" (Antilocapra americana) bucks in extreme western Utah, not far from the Nevada line near the old site of Gandy. Pronghorns are not true antelope but the last surviving representatives of a group of ruminants intermediate between deer…

  • Burr Trail

    A road following a steep canyon thru the Waterpocket Fold, a monocline that forms the prominent landforms in Capitol Reef National Park, Utah. A monocline is a structure in which one side has been downdropped with respect to the other, with the overlying…


  • Burr Trail

    Another view of the switchbacks. A road following a steep canyon thru the Waterpocket Fold, a monocline that forms the prominent landforms in Capitol Reef National Park, Utah. A monocline is a structure in which one side has been downdropped with respect…

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  • Rain over Fish Lake

    Looking south. A high alpine lake in central Utah. The monsoon is in fine form!


  • Fish Lake

    Another one of those generic names! This Fish Lake is a natural high alpine lake (elevation ~8500 ft, 2700 m) in central Utah. It fills the low part of a fault-bounded valley; i.e., a graben. The monsoon rains were in fine form! Looking (more or less)…

  • Lake Tahoe

    Sand Harbor unit of Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park. Looking north along the shore on the Nevada side toward the small town of Incline Village. Note the water clarity! This area is extremely popular in the summertime due to its sandy beaches, and I had to…

  • Lake Tahoe

    Looking directly west across the lake toward California. Sand Harbor unit of Lake Tahoe State Park, Nevada. Even on an August weekday we were lucky to get parking here! It's a popular area, due to the sandy beaches, and hardy souls even get in the wate…


  • Limestone cliffs

    Just west of Swasey Peak in the House Range, western Utah. The prominent cliff at the right is formed by the Swasey Limestone; the lower one left of center is the lower part of the Dome Limestone. All the units are Middle Cambrian in age. We're in the…

  • Limestone cliffs

    Swasey Limestone (Middle Cambrian), House Range, western Utah. Looking northwest over Tule Valley. The views are hazy due to smoke from the California wildfires several hundred miles west!

  • Reflections in Lake Margaret

    Another glacial lake in the Sierra Nevada, California, on a crisp still fall day just before the first winter storms! A popular hike off the Carson Pass highway (SR 88).


  • Scale

    The base of the enormous old-growth Jeffrey pine near Lake Margaret. Sierra Nevada, California. Nice the old-timers missed this one!

  • They went thataway!

    Glacial striations in granite, nicely highlighted by the low sun angle. Near Lake Margaret, Sierra Nevada, California.

  • Reflections in Lake Margaret

    It was a millpond a couple of weekends ago. Not now; the winter storms have started! This is another glacial lake in the Sierra Nevada, California, off the Carson Pass highway (SR 88). It's a popular hike, even on a cold fall day! The insets show slig…


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