A photographic slice of the WLA conference in Missoula:
At the reception desk: welcome to the conference!
Fish sculpture outside conference hotel (fly fishing lesson taking place in background).
Pointing the way to Hell . . . . or maybe just to a basement level panel.
From Blood Simple to True Grit: A Conversation about the Coen Brothers’ Cinematic West, with Lee Clark Mitchell, Neil Campbell, Susan Kollin, and Stephen Tatum.
A somewhat blurry photo of Nicolas Witschi at the reception to celebrate the publication of A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West.
Late night at The Rhinoceros.
Signpost at trailhead in Rattlesnake Recreation Area. As far as I can ascertain, the keys and torn sock are all that remains of those who didn’t exercise caution and are posted with the sign as a further cautionary warning.