The 2016 Northern Rockies Machine Gun and Cannon Shoot on Saturday, June 4, 2016, on the Garrett Ranch near Casper, Wyoming.

Nate Martin was born and raised in Rock Springs. He’s worked 15 years in publishing, communications, and journalism. His writing has appeared in the Atlantic, VICE, al-Jazeera, High Country News, The Baffler, Wilson Quarterly, Wallpaper*, the Rocket-Miner, and other places. He also works as a wilderness guide. Email:


Kerry Drake headshot

Kerry Drake’s journalism career began in 1976 as a reporter and photographer for the Wyoming State Tribune. He has since worked as a reporter and editor for the Wyoming Eagle (1987 – 93) and the Casper Star-Tribune (1993 – 2013). He lives in Casper with his wife, Corrynne, who’s a copy editor for