Nevada Outdoors

Posted in by GWild on August 30, 2008 @ 19:47

Here is a brief description of the pictures I used in my blog header:
All of the header images were scaled down from their original sizes. To see the full sized header image click the image.

Baker Nevada
Too Tall Tony
This is ‘Too Tall Tony’ who is buried along the road in Baker Nevada (population 37½). The road through Baker is the road into Nevada’s Great Basin National Park. The locals have ‘exhibits’ like this along the road from town to the park entrance. I took this shot in May 2008.



Black Dragon Canyon
Black Dragon Canyon
This is the only header image which is not a location in Nevada. This is Black Dragon Canyon, which is part of east central Utah’s San Rafael Swell. I shot this from the rest stop along the freeway. My wife and I were driving from our home in Colorado to Baker Nevada for a short trip to Great Basin National Park. I took this shot in May 2008.



Black Rock Playa
Black Rock Playa
This is a nice shot of sunset over the Black Rock Playa. The Black Rock Desert is in north western Nevada. This shot was taken in May 2008.



Chukar Tracks
Chukar Tracks
These Chukar tracks were down the middle of the Species Spring road on Nevada’s Bare Mountain. Tracks, but no birds. I took this while on a Desert Bighorn Sheep hunt. I took this shot in November 2006.



Disaster Peak
Disaster Peak
Distinctive from virtually any angle, Disaster Peak lies at the north east end of Nevada’s King’s River Valley between the north end of the Montana Range and east end of the Granite Range. I took this picture of the Nevada fixture while helping my friend Jim on a muzzleloader Deer hunt. I took this shot in October 2005.



Goshute Valley
Goshute Valley
This is a view of the Snake Range (see Wheeler Peak below) as seen looking across Goshute Valley which is south of Wells.



Great Basin Creek
Great Basin Creek
This is the creek which runs along the edge of the high campground in Nevada’s Great Basin National Park. This shot was taken just outside the campground and campsite where I stayed when I summitted the 13,063 ft. Wheeler Peak in September 2004. Wheeler is in Nevada’s Snake Range. Near the bottom of this page is shot of Wheeler Peak taken from the high campground. I took this shot in May 2008.



Leadville Mule Deer
Leadville Mine Doe
I jumped this deer while I was driving the quad through the Leadville Mine site as I was heading back to camp after being out all day on a Muzzleloader Deer Hunt. The Leadville Mine Site is on Hog Ranch Mountain which is just west of the Black Rock Desert and north of the Granite Range in Western Nevada. This doe was hiding in the brush and did not run very far so I took her picture. I took this shot in September 2008.



Leadville Mustangs
Leadville Mine Mustangs
Nevada is home to hundreds if not thousands of wild Horses. I shot these Mustangs while I was driving the quad through the Leadville Mine site as I was heading back to camp after being out all day on a Muzzleloader Deer Hunt. The Leadville Mine Site is on Hog Ranch Mountain which is just west of the Black Rock Desert and north of the Granite Range in Western Nevada. I took this shot in September 2008.



Ragged Top Mountain
Ragged Top Mountain
Ragged Top Mountain is in the southern part of Nevada’s Trinity Range. We had to cross the Trinities to reach Blue Wing Flat and the Sahwave Range where we hunted Chukar and sometimes Antelope. I took this shot in May 2006.



Ragged Top Road
Ragged Top Road
To cross the southern part of Nevada’s Trinity Range you take Ragged Top Road. This shot was taken from the road. I took this shot in May 2006



Rodeo Creek 1
Rodeo Creek Looking East
Rodeo Creek flows out of Nevada’s Bilk Creek Range. The Bilk Creeks form the north western boundary of King’s River Valley. I took this while on a Sage Hen (North American Sage Grouse) hunt. The range across the valley is the Montana Range. Disaster Peak, mentioned above, is to the left of this shot. I took this shot in October 2007.



Rodeo Creek 2
Looking Up Rodeo Creek
This view is looking up Rodeo Creek from bird hunting camp. The Aspens were a nice contrast to the color of the hillside. I took this shot in October 2007.



Telluride Mine
Telluride Mine
This is a remnant of the Telluride Mine, which is up Joshua Hollow on Nevada’s Bare Mountain. There are many such sites all over Nevada. I was looking for Desert Big Horn Sheep when I shot this. I took this shot in November 2006.



Trinities
The Trinity Range
This is a shot in Nevada’s Trinity Range in the winter. This was taken in January 2008 by my friend Jim while he was Chukar hunting.



Tungsten Canyon
Tungsten Canyon
Tungsten Canyon is on the west side of south western Nevada’s Bare Mountain. I took this shot as we were leaving the canyon after my friend Jim took a Boone and Crockett Desert Bighorn. We were headed back to camp to celebrate (Beer? Yes please….). I took this shot in November 2006.



Wheeler and Jeff Davis Peaks
Jeff Davis (left) and Wheeler (right) Peaks
Wheeler and Jeff Davis Peaks are in the Snake Range in Nevada’s only National Park, Great Basin. Wheeler, on the right, is the 2nd highest mountain in Nevada at 13,063 feet. Jeff Davis, on the left sticking up like a pillar, is very distinctive. I took this shot in May 2008.



Wheeler Peak View
Wheeler Peak View
This is a view from the top of Wheeler Peak (the image above this one) in Nevada’s Great Basin National Park. I summitted the 13,063 ft. Wheeler in September 2004 and again with my wife in September 2009. The air was a bit thin. This view is looking east to Utah’s Snake Valley. I took this shot in September 2004.



Windspur Antelope
Windspur Road Antelope
After a day of Sage Hen hunting in Nevada’s King’s River Valley, we were headed back to bird hunting camp and these Antelope were standing on the side of the road just north of the Windspur. Valley Antelope and Deer love to hang out on the pivots where the grub is always good. I took this shot in October 2007.



Yucca Mountain
Yucca Mountain
You’ve heard of the proposed nuclear waste dump at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain? Well that’s Yucca (more or less) in the distance. It’s inside ‘Area 51’ and you don’t want to get too close or guys driving machine gun equipped Jeeps will insist on making your acquaintance. The valley between the camera and Yucca Mountain is called Crater Flats. This is on the east side of Bare Mountain where I was on a Desert Bighorn Sheep hunt (see Carrara Canyon above). I took this shot in November 2006.

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