A tree stands atop a rocky crest overlooking the valley as the warm light of an overcast sun illuminates the scene. Road signs for Route 19 and 460 point right. A barb wire fence separates the viewer from the tree.
Completed in 1869 the main route of the original transcontinental railroad still runs through Carbon County, Wyoming.
Lightposts at the Town Border, Saratoga, Woming
Two lightposts sit in a field outside Saratoga, Wyoming as a storm crosses the landscape.
Kimatha and Wyatt, Medicine Bow, Wyoming
Kimatha, wearing a long denim duster, stands with one of her two Great Danes in a field outside Medicine Bow, Wyoming.
The Road to Muddy Gap, North of Rawlins, Wyoming
Route 287 stretches off to the horizon as the sky clears above the landscape of Carbon County.
Wrangler, Brush Creek Ranch, Wyoming
A wrangler sits on a gate at an annual rodeo and watches the event.
Conical Burner, Grand Encampment, Wyoming
A conical burner (also known as a wig-wam or teepee burner) sits in a field in the town of Grand Encampment, Wyoming. These structures were long used for burning off scrap wood.
Shadowchaser, Brush Creek Ranch, Wyoming
A ranch dog glares into the camera as a stormy sky moves across the background.
Rodeo Overture, Brush Creek Ranch, Wyoming
An American flag is ridden at full sprint around the rodeo arena.
Frontier Justice, Rawlins, Wyoming
Carbon County was famous as being the stage for bandits Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and Big Nose George. The Wyoming State Penitentiary in Rawlins, Wyoming housed some of the most famous outlaws of the American West including "Wild Bill" Carlisle, the last great train robber.
Ranch Boys, North of Rawlins, Wyoming
Two boys stand along a barbed wire ranch fence in Carbon County, Wyoming.
Rodeo Moonrise, Brush Creek Ranch, Wyoming
The moon rises behind a cowboy and horse seen in profile.
Memorial a los muertos, Rawlins, Wyoming
Officer Wayne Martinez was murdered by prisoners trying to escape Wyoming's State Prison.
Bill, Saratoga, Wyoming
The shadow of a figure wearing a brimmed hat is projected against a red rodeo truck with the name Bill written on the door.
The Cemetery at Old Carbon, Wyoming
Carbon was deserted when the Union Pacific railroad rebuilt their tracks and bypassed the town around 1900.
Bull Rider, Brush Creek Ranch, Wyoming
Executive, Carbon County, Wyoming
A man wearing a cowboy hat is seen at a private event at Brush Creek Ranch, Wyoming.
Ride on Faith, Saratoga, Wyoming
Thee crosses are seen on the foothills approaching the Medicine Bow Mountains.
Cattle Drive, Carbon County, Wyoming
Water Tanks, Wamsutter, Wyoming
Seen here are water tanks for the hydrofracking industry which support the extraction industry.
Ramon, Carbon County, Wyoming
Beetle Kill, Medicine Bow Forest, Wyoming
A hat is seen hung up on a tree among felled pine trees.