Eastern Mojave Vegetation Halloran Springs Road  
 

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 Halloran Springs Road goes from US I-15 near Halloran Springs, past Halloran Springs to California Highway 127 at Silver Lake.

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Other articles: Interstate 15 Halloran Springs  

Junction: US Interstate 15, southwest to Baker, or northeast to Las Vegas.

Literature Cited:
- Engel, Celeste G., and Robert P. Sharp, 1958.

Other articles: Eastern Mojave Geology Engel and Sharp (1958)  

In one of the early studies on desert varnish, Engel and Sharp (1958) performed wet chemical analyses on varnish, the underlying weathered rind, and fresh rock from ten locations in southeast California. One of the locations was near Halloran Spring, on the floor of Halloran Wash 75 yards north of U. S. Highway 91 (now Interstate 10), a quarter mile east of Halloran Spring. Engel and Sharp found that (1) varnish on stones seated in soil or colluvium is derived largely from that material, (2) varnish on large bedrock esposures come from weathered parts of the rock, (3) air-borne material is probably a minor contributor.

Other articles: Field Notes 23-Apr-06
Full Size ImageHalloran Spring  

Halloran Springs right by the road.

Other articles: Field Notes 20010422120 20050423250 Interstate 15 Halloran Springs Routes to Water at Halloran Spring

Locations: Halloran Springs.  

Halloran Springs

 

Other articles: Francis Spring Road at Halloran Springs Road  

Junction: Francis Springs Road, north and east past Squaw Mountain to the Power Line Road.
  Junction: Road along Bull Springs Wash

Other articles: Field Notes Coll. No. 269, 22 Apr 2001
Full Size ImageColl. No. 269, Eschscholzia minutiflora
Full Size ImageColl. No. 269, Eschscholzia minutiflora  

Small dark hills and road recurving down tributary to Bull Wash.

Other articles: Field Notes 23-Apr-06

Locations: Solomons Knob.
Full Size ImageSolomons Knob and Bull Spring Wash in the Halloran Hills  

View east toward Solomons Knob.

Locations: Hytens Well.  

Junction: Road to Hytens Well
  Junction: Road south toward US I-15

Other articles: Field Notes 23-Apr-06

Locations: Turquoise Mountain.
Full Size ImageView of Turquoise Mountain from Wander Mine  

Turquoise Mountain to the northeast.

Locations: Wander Mine.  

Wander Mine

 

Other articles: Field Notes 23-Apr-06

Locations: Wander Mine.
Full Size ImageOverview of Wander Mine  

 

Other articles: BLM Route NN 580 (Cree Camp Road) at Halloran Springs Road Field Notes 23-Apr-06

Locations: Cree Camp.
Full Size ImageRoad Intersection in Halloran Hills  

Junction: Road to Cree Camp

The road to Cree Camp goes south past the Wander Mine, down the slope past Cree Camp, coming out at a Power Line Road near US Interstate 15. From there, you will have to follow the Power Line Road northeast to Halloran Springs, or southwest to California Highway 127 near Baker. It is not possible to access Interstate 15 directly.

  Junction: County Road north toward Turquoise Mountain

I think this might be BLM Route NN 581.

Other articles: Field Notes 23-Apr-06
Full Size ImageView west from Halloran Springs Road.  

  Junction: County Road northeast toward Turquoise Mountain

Other articles: Field Notes 23-Apr-06
Full Size ImageRoad intersection in the Halloran Hills.  

 

Other articles: Field Notes 23-Apr-06 Routes to Water 207004882
Full Size ImageThompson's (1921) Route to Silver Lake from Goodsprings  

View west on Halloran Springs Road.
  Junction: Road northwest toward Power Line

Other articles: Power Line Road #2 (Middle) at Halloran Sprs Rd  

Junction: Power Line Road, northeast on the northern margin of Turquoise Mountain and Squaw Mountain.
  Junction: Appaloosa Way

Literature Cited:
- Sandquist, Darren R., 2004.  

Near this location, Sandquist (2004) partially defoliated Brittle Bush (Encelia farinosa) to determine how the plants might compensate. Sandquist learned that the plants compensated by growing more leaves with more foliage area than the control plants. The consequences of increased foliage production were only marginally apparent and there were no strong immediate costs associated with compensatory foliage growth.

Other articles: Field Notes 23-Apr-06

Locations: Kavorka Hills.
Full Size Image"Kavorka Hills"  

Other articles: Field Notes 23-Apr-06
Full Size ImageView across Silurian Valley to Soda Mountains  

 
  Junction: Road going northwest

Other articles: Power Line Road #2 (Middle) at Halloran Sprs Rd  

Junction: Power Line Road, the Power Line Road and Halloran Springs Road diverge, with the power lines going slightly north of Silver Lake.

Full Size ImageClose to the end of Halloran Springs Road.  
This was pretty much the end of Halloran Springs Road. From this point I had to drive cross country to get over to a power line tower. From a tower I was able to follow a power company access path to the main Power Line Road.

Full Size ImageThe beginning of Halloran Springs Road in Silver Lake.  
The beginnings of Halloran Springs Road at Silver Lake.

Other articles: California Highway 127 at Silver Lake (site)  

Junction: CA Highway 127, south to Baker, or north to Shoshone.
 

Literature Cited

  A list of all literature cited by this web site can be found in the Bibliography.
  [Null Author]. . County of San Bernardino vs. U. S. Department of Interior. {TAS-pdf}
  Engel, Celeste G., and Robert P. Sharp. 1958. Chemical Data on Desert Varnish. Bulletin of the Geological Society of America. 69(5):487-518. {TAS-pdf}
  Sandquist, Darren R. 2004. Compensatory foliage growth response to partial defoliation in the desert perennial shrub Encelia farinosa (Asteraceae). Madroņo. 51(3):301-306. {TAS}
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Date and time this article was prepared: 10/6/2017 5:58:38 PM