Eastern Mojave Vegetation Fish Springs Road, Inyo County, California  
 

Tom Schweich  

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 From US Highway 395 to US Highway 395 by way of Fish Springs. Probably an older alignment of the highway.

Other articles: U. S. Highway 395 at Fish Sprs Rd  

Junction: US Highway 395, at north end of Fish Springs Road.

Literature Cited:
- Steward, Julian H., 1933.

Locations: Fish Springs.  

Fish Springs Fish Hatchery

 

Locations: Fish Springs.  

Fish Springs

 

Literature Cited:
- Reynolds, Robert E., and David R. Jessey, 2009.

Other articles: Maps 4 Apr 2009
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Field Trip Stop 1-8, "Fish Springs Fault Scarp," of the 2009 Desert Symposium.

Two scarps are exposed along the east face of Crater Mountain. Looking to the west, the Owens Valley fault (OVF) scarp is visible as an east-facing scarp. This part of the fault defines a 12 mile long segment of the OVF extending from the northwest side of the Poverty Hills to a termination north of Big Pine and referred to as the Big Pine segment. Almost due west of the stop is a tephra cone that is cut on its west side by the fault. Following with the eye northward from the cone, the scarp is first seen to cut alluvial fan material and then to cut basalt of Crater Mountain. The scarp cuts west of a hill composed of basalt just north of the alluvial fan materials. Another scarp is developed on the east side of the hill. On the north side of the hill, the faults on either side of the hill merge. The portion of the Big Pine fault segment between the Poverty Hills and the point where the two faults merge is referred to as the Fish Springs fault (Reynolds and Jessey, 2009).

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Inyo Mountains from Fish Springs Road
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Poverty Hills from north on Fish Springs Road
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Field discussion of Big Pine Fault and Poverty Hills
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Field Trip Day 1

Other articles: Griffith Road at Fish Sprs Rd  

Junction: Griffith Road

Other articles: Tinemaha Road at Fish Sprs Rd  

Junction: Tinemaha Road

Other articles: U. S. Highway 395 at Fish Sprs Rd  

Junction: US Highway 395, at south end of Fish Springs Road.
 

Literature Cited

  A list of all literature cited by this web site can be found in the Bibliography.
  Reynolds, Robert E., and David R. Jessey. 2009. Landscape Evolution at an Active Plate Margin. The 2009 Desert Symposium Field Guide and Proceedings. Fullerton and Riverside, Ca: Desert Studies Consortium, California State University and LSA Associates, Inc., April 2009. {TAS}
  Steward, Julian H. 1933. Ethnography of the Owens Valley Paiute. University of California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnography. 33(3):233-250. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1933. {TAS-pdf}
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Date and time this article was prepared: 4/9/2017 9:04:02 AM