Ruby Mountain Wilderness, Nevada

An early evening thunderstorm ominously descends on the Ruby Mountains, as seen from a perch in Thompson Canyon amidst a turbulent overflow of racing snowmelt. Located near Elko, NV this range is locally known as Nevada's version of the Sierra Nevada and is certainly pristine enough to merit that title. These mountains have a top elevation of 11,387 feet and are part of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Photo © copyright by Michael Greene.