Until the Great Basin, the ride across Wyoming from roughly
Cherokee to Jackson had been the most foreboding space that I drove across.

Eastern Oregon is actually growing – see below.

The following massive sand dune made me feel very dependent
on my car’s reliability. 

Settlers adapted to the arid high desert climate through
sustainable ranching, agriculture, and trade.

Some examples of high desert vegetation. 

The unavailability of lumber for fence posts necessitated
the construction of rock cribs to
provide support.