Eastern Mojave Vegetation Cemetery Road, Forest Road 02N40, Mono County, California  
 

Tom Schweich  

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 Cemetery Road in Mono County is on the northwest shore of Mono Lake. It runs from US Highway 395, past the Mono Lake County Park and the Mono Lake Cemetary, then north of Black Point and Dechambeau Ranch where it meets California Highway 167.

Other articles: U. S. Highway 395 at Cemetery Rd  

Junction: US Highway 395, south to Lee Vining, or north to Bridgeport, Reno Nevada, etc.

Other articles: Mono Lake Basin Flora at Dechambeau Ck

Locations: Dechambeau Creek.  

Dechambeau Creek

Other articles: Field Notes 24-Jun-2007 22 Jul 2013 Coll. No. 1010 Coll. No. 1011 Coll. No. 1012 Mono Lake Basin Flora at Dechambeau Ck

Locations: Thompson Ranch.
Full Size ImageA still functioning irrigation ditch in the former Thompson Ranch  

Above the county park are some large trees in a meadow. The area is signed as private property of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. I had thought that this was Mono Vista Spring. However, tomorrow at the Mono Historical Museum, I would learn that this was the location of the Thompson Ranch house. Regardless, this was only a pleasant partially shaded meadow.

Two interesting collections from Thompson Ranch have been Myosotis laxa, the Bay Forget-Me-Not, which I think is a recent introduction to the Mono Lake Basin, and Hypericum scouleri, Scouler's Gold Wire. These were made along a former irrigation ditch which seems to still function. In a drier part of the meadow, I collected Chenopodium lentophylum, Narrowleaf Goosefoot.

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A still functioning irrigation ditch in the former Thompson Ranch
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Thompson Ranch north of Mono Lake County Park
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Coll. No. 1011, Hypericum scouleri
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Coll. No. 1012, Chenopodium leptophylum

Other articles: Field Notes 23 Sep 2006 Mono Lake Basin Flora at County Park

Locations: Mono Lake. Mono Lake County Park.
Full Size ImageBoardwalk to Mono Lake shore at Mono Lake County Park.  

Mono Lake County Park.

Board walk to Mono Lake shore and tufa.
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Mono Lake at Mono Lake County Park on north shore.
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Concert in Mono Lake County Park at conclusion of the 2010 Chautauqua.

Other articles: Field Notes 23 Sep 2006

Locations: Mono Lake Cemetery.
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Mono Lake Cemetery

Other articles: Field Notes Coll. No. 845 Coll. No. 846 Coll. No. 847 Coll. No. 848 Coll. No. 849 Coll. No. 977 Mono Lake Basin Flora at Mill Creek

Locations: Mill Creek.
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A few plants collected along Mill Creek above Cemetery Road.
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Coll. No. 845, Juncus macrandus
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Coll. No. 846, Myosotis laxa
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Coll. No. 846, Myosotis laxa
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Coll. No. 847, Erythranthe utahensis
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Coll. No. 848, Epilobium ciliatum var. ciliatum
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Coll. No. 849, Ranunculus aquatilis var. diffusus
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Coll. No. 977, Populus trichocarpa

Other articles: Field Notes Coll. No. 1005 Coll. No. 1006 Coll. No. 1007 Coll. No. 1008 Coll. No. 1009 Mono Lake Basin Flora at Mill Creek

Locations: Mill Creek.
Full Size ImageHabitat of Coll. No. 1006, Myosotis laxa  

I have had the best success following the west side of Mill Creek when hiking down to the delta of the creek at Mono Lake. Here are some of the plants found there:
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Coll. No. 1007, Polypogon monspeliensis
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Coll. No. 1005, Veronica anagallis-aquatica
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Coll. No. 1009, Rumex triangulivalvis
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Coll. No. 848, Epilobium ciliatum var. ciliatum

Other articles: Field Notes 21 Jun 2012 21 Jun 2012 Mono Lake Basin Flora at Mill Creek

Locations: Mill Creek.
Full Size ImageMill Creek just below Cemetery Road  

Mill Creek
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Mill Creek above Cemetery Road.
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Mill Creek above Cemetery Road.

Literature Cited:
- Bridge, John, and Robert Demicco, 2008.

Other articles: Field Notes 20090708040
Full Size ImageDeformed sediments near Mill Creek  

This popular geology field trip location is an example of soft sediment deformation of late Pleistocene - Holocene lake sediments, probably triggered by seismic shock.

Here are some links to places where this example was used. Some of the links may break as time goes by.

Other articles: Field Notes 23 Sep 2006 Mono Lake Basin Flora at Mill Creek

Locations: Mill Creek.
Full Size ImageMill Creek near Mono Lake.  

View of Mill Creek
  Wilson Creek

Other articles: Black Point Rd. (FR 02N42) at Cemetery Rd

Locations: Wilson Creek.
Full Size ImageWeir on Wilson Creek.  

Junction: Forest Road 02N42 “Black Point Road”, to Black Point and Dechambeau Ranch.
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Gate to the DeChambeau irrigation ditch
  Dechambeau Ranch

Other articles: Forest Road 02N20 37000  

Junction: Forest Road 02N20 “Dechambeau Ranch Q-005” Road through Dechambeau Ranch

Other articles: Forest Road 02N19 at 02N43N Forest Road 02N43 “Dechambeau Hot Springs” at Cemetery Rd  

Junction: Forest Road 02N43 “Dechambeau Hot Springs”

Also a very short distance down F. R. 02N43 is the junction with F. R. 02N19, the road to Dechambeau Ponds.

Other articles: California Highway 167 at Cemetery Rd  

Junction: California Highway 167, west to US Highway 395, or east to Bodie, the Nevada state line, and other points east of Mono Lake.
 

Literature Cited

  A list of all literature cited by this web site can be found in the Bibliography.
  Bridge, John, and Robert Demicco. 2008. Earth Surface Processes, Landforms and Sediment Deposits. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008.
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Date and time this article was prepared: 6/17/2017 2:07:01 PM