… it rains in the desert in western Utah.
… in the Utah backcountry.
… long ago in the Nevada outback.
… on the side of a 160-year-old, once-upon-a-time Pony Express station.
… a deteriorating bar in the Nevada outback.
… en route to the Sun Tunnels in Lucin, Utah.
… but well tagged. An old bar alongside Route 140 in northern Nevada.
… along Grouse Creek Road in northwestern Utah.
… in my deserted ancestral homeland of Wilkins, Nevada …
… at 9,000 feet in Ashley National Forest in northwestern Utah.
… a posterized look at the bark of a tree on the Nevada-Oregon border.
… at an abandoned gas station in Table Rock, Wyoming, alongside I-80.
Last spring, a close friend expressed growing stress and anxiety over an undertaking yet to come. I asked her to write her stress and anxiety on a small, white card and sign it. I put the card in my wallet. A few weeks later, at semester’s end, I drove to the Sun Tunnels in northwestern Utah. I buried the card there. My friend completed her undertaking brilliantly.
… along Route 10 northeast of Castle Dale, Utah.
… in Badlands National Park.
… Route 140 east of 1000 Creek Pass near Denio Junction.
… in the desert outback in northern Nevada off Route 140 west of Denio Junction.
… an old International four-banger deserted in the outback in Wilkins, Nevada.
… as marketed heavily by Nevada to induce more tourism. Welcome to Route 50.
… over “the loneliest road in America,” Route 50 in Nevada.