A Visit to the 71 Ranch


A Visit to the 71 Ranch
Elko County, Nevada

photos by Stephen Hartshorne

View of the Ruby Mountains from the 71 Ranch in Elko County, Nevada
View of the Ruby Mountains from the 71 Ranch

Greg and Maleia Titus of the 71 Ranch

Greg Titus talks to reporters about ranching.
Greg Titus talks to reporters about ranching.

The corral

The corral

Greg demonstrates riding technique

Greg demonstrates

Hitting the trail

Hitting the trail

Starting early — Maleia and Danielle, who’s 2

Maleia and Danielle, who's 2

Making faces for the camera

Making faces for the camera

A roping demonstration

A roping demonstration

The cow gets tied up so the cowboys can administer medicine.

The cow gets tied up so the cowboys can administer medicine

Kicking up some dust

Kicking up some dust

Tools of the trade

Tools of the trade

A better mousetrap: the can is covered with peanut butter, causing the mouse to run up the board and fall into the bucket.

A better mousetrap: the can is covered with peanut butter, causing the mouse to run up the board and fall into the bucket.

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Stephen Hartshorne
Stephen Hartshorne is the former associate editor of GoNOMAD.com. He writes a blog called ArmchairTravel about books he finds at flea markets and rummage sales. He teaches in local public schools in the Pioneer Valley and lives in Sunderland, Mass.