Eastern Mojave Vegetation Power Line Road #2 (Middle), San Bernardino County, California  
 

Tom Schweich  

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 One of three power line roads that traverse diagonally through San Bernardino County.

Other articles: California Highway 247 at Pwr Line Rd  

Junction: California Highway 247

Other articles: Ord Mountain Road at Pwr Line Rd  

Junction: Ord Mountain Road

Other articles: Unknown Road at Pwr Line Rd  

Junction: Unknown Road

Other articles: Jeep Trail at Pwr Line 2  

Junction: Jeep Trail, to south.

Other articles: Camp Rock Road 20000  

Junction: Camp Rock Road
  End of the power line road at US I-40. You cannot continue northeast of here.

Other articles: Minneola Road at Pwr Line Rd  

Junction: Minneola Road

Other articles: Sunrise Canyon Road at Paradise Sprs Rd  

Junction: Sunrise Canyon Road, west into Minneola with access to US I-15. You cannot continue southwest on the Powerline Road because of the freeway.

Other articles: Field Notes 24 Apr 2010
Full Size ImageFluvial gravels at base of Barstow formation.  

2010 Desert Symposium Field Trip Stop M-5 on the south side of the Toomey Hills.

 

   

Toomey Hills

The location of Toomey is roughly where the power lines cross over US Interstate 15.

Other articles: Bragdon Road at pwr line rd  

Junction: Bragdon Road
  Desert Symposium Field Trip Stop 2017-2-8. Dolores Lake Fault. .

Other articles: Harvard Road at Powerline Rd  

Junction: Harvard Road
  To the west, start onto the east-sloping Mojave River fluvial plain, a transition that is marked in many places by small playas; note rolling surface with high ribs that represent inverted stream channels (formed when stream deposits with coarse clasts are eroded, forming resistant ridges that once marked the channels) of the river as we continue onto the plain.
  Junction: Military Road

 

 

Other articles: Field Notes near Harvard Maze Coll. No. 729
Full Size ImageView west across a portion of the Harvard Maze
Full Size ImageColl. No. 729, Lepidium flavum  

Harvard Maze

 
  Junction: Alvord Mountain Road
  Sand Ridge

Other articles: Field Notes at Stop 2017-2-7
Full Size ImageField Trip Stop 2017-2-7. Goldstone gravel and overview of Miocene strata of Alvord Mountain.
Full Size ImageLooking southeast across Mojave Valley to the Cady Mountains.  

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Southwest view along the power lines.
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Field Trip Stop 2017-2-7. Goldstone gravel and overview of Miocene strata of Alvord Mountain.
Desert Symposium Field Trip Stop 2017-2-7. Goldstone gravel and overview of Miocene strata of Alvord Mountain.

Other articles: Microwave Tower Road at Pwr Line Rd  

Junction: Microwave Tower Road
  Powerline road cuts (545715 3884925 ) consist of Pliocene gravels near? Interfingering? with playa sediments; provenance of gravel packages; tectonic patterns (Miller).
  Desert Symposium Field Trip Stop 2017-2-6. Miocene and Pliocene sediments at the south edge of Fort Irwin.

The gray, silty playa sediments to the south have not yielded age diagnostic specimens. Farther northeast along the powerline road, the Pliocene sediments are exposed conformably below, and above, the 5.6 Ma Bicycle Lake basalt. Elsewhere, they contain a 3.4 Ma ash (Miller and Yount, 2003), suggesting that deposition of the Goldstone Gravels ranges in age from approximately 6 3 Ma years. Therefore, we must search for the 6 million year unconformity between the 12.6 Ma Miocene sediments and the 6 million year gravels and silty playa sediments.

Other articles: BLM 8344 at pwr line  

Junction: BLM Road 8344 (location approximate).

Other articles: Dunn Road at power line road  

Junction: Dunn Road
  Junction: 5J road south, into the Soda Mountains.

Other articles: 4WD Road at power line  

Junction: 5J road south-southeast, to Field Trip Stop 2017-1-2.
  Junction: Mine Road. The mine road crosses from southeast to northwest. This road can be a preferred route, if the playa is dry.

Other articles: California Highway 127 at Pwr Line Rd  

Junction: California Highway 127

Other articles: Halloran Springs Road at Power Line Road  

Junction: Halloran Springs Road, sort of, by way of cross country driving.

Other articles: Halloran Springs Road at Power Line Road  

Junction: Halloran Springs Road

 

 

   

Literature Cited

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Date and time this article was prepared: 8/11/2018 2:14:36 PM