Show us your pictures on "THE GREAT PLAINS"

Discussion in 'Photos' started by Buffalo Bill, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    Now that Sodbuster's a Washingtonian, can it be all that long before we see detailed historical accounts of those prairies east of the Cascades, Battle at Steptoe Butte, the hunt for Harry Tracy, history of the Omak Stampede, etc??

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  2. Sod Buster

    Sod Buster prairie rider

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    I have hit a few used book stores in the area, found a couple of old history of Washington books :evil.

    I am really curious about eastern Washington, when we came across it on the way up we had bad weather from Montana to Seattle and I could not see much in order to get a feel for the lay of the land in that part of the state. I really do miss the open prairie.
  3. Sod Buster

    Sod Buster prairie rider

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    Those are great photos!
  4. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    My family homesteaded up above Omak (Disautel pass) and I grew up north of Spokane. There's some fascinating country out there and some history as well. I live in the mountains now but miss the open spaces and go back every chance I get.

    SR
  5. MelonMan

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    When I was a kid, I worked on a ranch in the Sandhills of Nebraska. The air was clean, the days were long and hard and the sunsets were spectacular. My parents are buried at a tiny cemetary on top of a hill in Hyannis, a small town about 45 miles north of Lake McConaughy. If you drive north from the lake you come upon Arthur, Nebraska. This a town of around 50 people. What makes it unique is that the fence posts leading up to the town are covered with the boots of cowboys. Some of these boots have been hanging there for decades. I'm going back in a couple of weeks. Loved your photos!
  6. Buffalo Bill

    Buffalo Bill kickthetire.litethefire

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    We'll be looking forward to some of those boot pictures in a couple weeks..

    "long live the Sandhills"

  7. Osprey!

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    Comanche National Grasslands...

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  8. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    Very nice!
  9. Sod Buster

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  10. rxcoop

    rxcoop persnickety curmedgeon

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    leaving thurs to ride from central PA to SLC for the WSBK races. looking forward to seeing some of this scenery myself...[​IMG]
  11. ROYAL COACHMAN

    ROYAL COACHMAN Been here awhile

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    Thanks to guys like you, this thread has got some of the best pics in RR
    I have always enjoyed my trips through Kansas and Nebraska always being awed by the vastness of the plains.
    I have never understood some of the negative attitudes of traveling through them.
    It must have been one helluva sight to crest one of those gentle rises on the plains and have thousands of buffalo come into view.

    Thanks
    Glen
  12. Sod Buster

    Sod Buster prairie rider

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    Coachman, it would have been something to see!



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  13. Buffalo Bill

    Buffalo Bill kickthetire.litethefire

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    Great Plains Documentary

    Spent the week traveling with the film crew making the PBS Documentary Film about Mike Forsberg and the making of his "Great Plains" Book.

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    "Prairie Smoke"

    The region known as the "Duck Factory" because of its role as the largest waterfowl and shorebird production area in the Lower 48, is an ocean of wild flowers this time of year..
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    Its also teaming with wildlife and few humans.

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    Sunrise on one of the abundant lakes

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    One of the more unique residents, the Western Grebe is known for its courtship display, or Rushing Dance.

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    Sunset with the Shoveler
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    Great place to spend time, even greater place to ride..


  14. GSbiker

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    Wow, great pics Bill. :thumb
  15. Buffalo Bill

    Buffalo Bill kickthetire.litethefire

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    Hey, nice avatar!
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  17. Buffalo Bill

    Buffalo Bill kickthetire.litethefire

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    Hey Dusty,

    Great Shots, especially the one with 990 in it...
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    a few years ago looking out from the foothills toward the great plains of Alberta[​IMG]
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    the greenland...................


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