The Sierra Nevada mountains are a high desert mountain range, a stunning landscape of old Wild West towns and rough rocky landscapes.
A lone tree against a bright blue sky in the dry and hilly high desert landscape; An weatherboard Old West shop in Virginia City selling souvenirs, American flags and patriotism.
Old West buildings and American flags in the main street of this old silver mining town, faded paintwork on the bricks and wooden sidewalks.
Ornate colourful glass lamps and old guns decorate the ceiling of a saloon bar; Bare twisted branches of a tree overlooking an old house and blue pickup truck.
American flags and patriotism for sale out the front of a souvenir store.
Old wooden chairs and a barrel on the deck of an old wooden house.
Trash and bare trees in the dry and hilly landscape of the high desert.
On a damp day water stripes the rock face, running down to the dirt below; Fresh snow clings to the jagged angular cliff face along the rivers edge.
Mid-winter the Walker River is relatively calm but the rushing waters are icy cold and it’s banks lined with snow-covered stones and fallen trees.
A light dusting of snow clings to a lone tree stump in a rocky landscape; A man walks by the river on a damp day among snow-covered rocks.
Fresh snow wets the rocks and pebbles along the river.
Jagged rocks, smooth stones and scrubby vegetation on either side of the river blanketed by snow on a dark winters day; The rough bark of a tree facing the snowy cliff at the river edge.
To see more photos of the Sierra Nevada high desert go to Bodie CA.