Eastern Mojave Vegetation California Highway 167  
 

Tom Schweich  

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 California Highway 167 is also known as Pole Line Road.

Other articles: Lundy Lake Road at US Hwy 395 U. S. Highway 395 at CA Hwy 167  

Junction: U. S. Highway 395, south to Lee Vining, or north to Bridgeport.

Other articles: E. Mono Lake Drive at CA 167  

Junction:
  • E. Mono Lake Drive, to Mono City.
  • back road to Conway Ranch

Other articles: Goat Ranch Cutoff at CA Hwy 167  

Junction: Goat Ranch Cutoff

Locations: Wilson Creek.  

Crossing Wilson Creek.

Other articles: Conway Ranch Road at CA Hwy 167  

Junction: Conway Ranch Road

Other articles: Field Notes 5-Jun-05 on CA Hwy 167 Col. #720 Eastern Mojave Geology stabilized dunes Mono Lake Basin Flora at Mono Dunes
Full Size ImageStabilized dunes along California Highway 167
Full Size ImageHabitat of Tetradymia tetrameres north of Mono Lake.  

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Habitat of Tetradymia tetrameres north of Mono Lake.
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Habit of Tetradymia tetrameres north of Mono Lake.
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Habitat of Ephedra viridis in the Mono Dunes

Other articles: Field Notes 5-Jun-05 on CA Hwy 167
Full Size ImageLooking east on California Highway 167  

Other articles: Cemetery Road (FR 02N40) at CA Hwy 167  

Junction: Cemetery Road

Literature Cited:
- Messick, T. H., 1982.

Locations: Rancheria Gulch.  

Crossing Rancheria Gulch.

The upper portions of Rancheria Gulch are included within Messick's (1982) flora of the Bodie Hills.

Other articles: Forest Road 03N09 at CA 167  

Junction: Forest Road 03N09 “No. Mono Gravel Pit”

Other articles: Cottonwood Canyon Road 40000  

Junction: Cottonwood Canyon Road, to Bodie,

Other articles: Forest Road 02N47 at CA 167  

Junction: Forest Road 03N47 “Waford Springs Cutoff”

Other articles: 3N05 at CA 167 Field Notes 5-Jun-05 near Mono Dunes Eastern Mojave Geology stabilized dunes
Full Size ImageSand dunes near Mono Lake.  

Junction: Forest Road 3N05, to the south gives access to the shore of Mono Lake and the sand dunes.

Literature Cited:
- Pavlik, Bruce Michael, 1985.

Locations: Mono Dunes.  

There are sand dunes on both the north and south sides of California Highway 167 for several miles. A description of the Mono Dunes studied by Pavlik (1985) suggests that he studied the dunes to the north.

Other articles: East Shore Road at CA 167  

Junction: Forest Road 01N54 “East Shore Road”

Other articles: Forest Road 03N103 at CA 167 Field Notes 20060605090
Full Size ImageCrossing of the Bodie & Benton Railroad  

Junction: Forest Road 03N103
Bodie and Benton R. R.

Surveyed in March, 1881, and completed in December 1881. With materials hauled from Hawthorne, Nevada, through Bodie to this road bed, at a cost of one million dollars. This narrow gauge railway carried timber supplies 31.74 miles from Mono Mills to Bodie station, rising in grade 2074 feet to an elevation of 8500 feet. Operations continued until 1918, when decreased mining activity caused the railroad to be dismantled.

Dedicated September 13, 1969

  • Bodie Chapter, E. Clampus Vitus
  • Mono County Board of Supervisors

  • Full Size ImageLooking northwest on Dobie Meadows Road  

    Other articles: Dobie Meadows Road at CA Hwy 167  

    Junction: Dobie Meadows Road, northwest along the base of the Bodie Hills, or southeast and south across Mono Valley to the Adobe Hills Spillway.

    Caution: this road can be very sandy.


    Full Size ImageLooking southeast on Dobie Meadows Road  

    Other articles: Field Notes 20090707010
    Full Size ImageView west on California Highway 167  

     

    Other articles: Field Notes 20090707010

    Locations: Cedar Hill.
    Full Size ImageShorelines on Cedar Hill  

    Locations: Cedar Hill.  

    Cedar Hill to the north. 3,748 acres of land around Cedar Hill were acquired by the Wilderness Land Trust from developer Mel Arthur in in March 2006. The land will be transferred into public ownership under the jurisdiction of the BLM.

    Literature Cited:
    - Barbour, Michael G., Todd Keeler-Wolf, and Allan A. Schoenherr, 2007.

    Other articles: Field Notes Coll. No. 572, 7 Jul 2009
    Full Size ImageVery large Utah Juniper, Collection No. 572  

    "There is a remarkable stand of Utah juniper east of Mono Lake near the Nevada border. The stand has very little single leaf pinyon, and the Utah juniper trees are very large and have the appearance of very old trees. The stand is growing on wind-eroded volcanic tephra sand with little understory herbaceous vegetation, which may contribute to making the location a fire safe site (Barbour, et al., 2007)."

    Other articles: Field Notes 20060605100
    Full Size ImageNevada State boundary at end of California Highway 167.  

    Literature Cited:
    - Wilusz, John P., 2002.

    Other articles: Nevada Highway 359 at California  

    Nevada State Line

    Junction: Nevada State Route 359
     

    Literature Cited

      A list of all literature cited by this web site can be found in the Bibliography.
      Barbour, Michael G., Todd Keeler-Wolf, and Allan A. Schoenherr. 2007. Terrestrial Vegetation of California. Third Edition. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2007. {TAS}
      Messick, T. H. 1982. Flora and phytogeography of the Bodie Hills of Mono County, California and Mineral County, Nevada, USA. M. A. Thesis. Arcata, California: Humboldt State University.
      Pavlik, Bruce Michael. 1985. Sand dune flora of the Great Basin and Mojave deserts of California, Nevada, and Oregon. Madroņo. 32(4):197-213. {TAS}
      Wilusz, John P. 2002. The Colorful History of the California/Nevada State Boundary. Professional Surveyor. Pts. 1-2. (http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/row/landsurveys/Study_material/State_Boundaries/ca-nv-border-p1-2.pdf, date retrieved: 19 April 2016)
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