This has been one crazy busy summer. We haven't had time to do much other than jump from one commitment to another. When things get crazy it's important to take some time to reconnect. Luckily we were able to sneak away one weekend and enjoy some of the good old backcountry roads that exist in the Basin and Range region.
Public lands in the Basin and Range region of the United States offer a multitude of opportunities to get away from it all. More often than not, it provides ample space, beauty, solitude and quietude. With wild plants, animals, lakes, streams, deserts and mountains to enjoy. With Labor Day approaching, we hope you are able to take some time and enjoy the wild beauty that our public lands provide!
Get out and get wild!
“To some who hurry along Nevada highways, the country through which they pass seems almost barren of life. But to those who know it, the desert is the home of a myriad of living things—animals and plants capable of solving their problems of survival in intensely interesting ways.” ~Sessions S. Wheeler, The Nevada Desert.
We're fans of instagram. It's a wonderful way to stay connected to people who love the wild and scenic west, as much as we do. And, since we like to focus on photography here at The Basin and Range Project Instagram is a great outreach tool to show the world what it is we do and love.
Above are the nine photos that got the most instagram love in the year 2017. We love all these places and are so happy to have the opportunity to share their beauty with you. We are thrilled that you love them too!
We've added some photos to the Pine Forest Range photo album in our photo tour. We hope you enjoy!
Funky early morning light with moon over the Pine Forest Range. What a great spot on our public lands to enjoy the Perseids Meteor shower!
Daniel Montero of RaD Explorations wrote a beautiful piece about the time we spent on the ephemeral Quinn River. We were recently back by the spot we paddled and the water has moved on, the channel now dry. The Quinn River has a special place in our hearts as it is the river our creek feeds and since its occurrence is rare, we reveled in the chance to experience its momentary passage into the desert.
Below is a small excerpt from Daniel's post. You can see the entire post on RaD Explorations Blog.
Ephemeral water. Water that exists and doesn’t exist. That exists in this time, but not in that time or the time before that, or after that. And then it exists again. It questions our notions of permanence.
We've been working hard on updating our photo tour! We've added a few albums and added pictures to a few of the existing albums. Below are links to what we've done so far and we are still working on adding. Please check out all our new photographs!
We hope you enjoy!
We are in Lakeview, Oregon for the Northwest Basin and Range Synthesis Ecosystem Symposium. We are so excited to be here and share the Basin and Range Project! We will be presenting a poster during the poster session of the Symposium.
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