Author Archives: Tim Messick

About Tim Messick

Photographer, cartographer, and botanist/naturalist. Home is in Davis, California. Home-away-from-home is the eastern Sierra Nevada. Compiling a flora of the Bodie Hills.

Exploring the Berryessa Region

Lake Berryessa from Blue Ridge, west of Cold Canyon. I’ve had the pleasure recently of working with my college buddy Marc Hoshovsky and several other talented folks on some maps and other graphics for a new book, just published by … Continue reading

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US-95: Goldfield

Goldfield is a small city in Esmeralda County, Nevada, that is rich with history and photographic opportunities. The place has a distinct personality—even its own listener-supported radio station. We were lucky to arrive on a morning with dark clouds north … Continue reading

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US-95: Millers

Tonopah, Nevada, has a lot going for it: the Mizpah Hotel, the Clown Motel, the Tonopah Mining Park, the seat of government for Nye County (third largest county, by area, in the United States), and so much more. But Tonopah … Continue reading

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US-95: Coaldale

Mid-way between Mina and Tonopah on US Highway 95 in west-central Nevada, there is (or was) Coaldale. A small seam of coal was mined near here a century ago, but the resource didn’t last. Situated near the junction with US … Continue reading

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