Eastern Mojave Vegetation Kinney Run Trail, Golden, Jefferson County, Colorado  
 

Tom Schweich  

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 Follows Kinney Run

Other articles: 6th Avenue Trail at Kinney Run  

Junction: 6th Avenue Trail, near Illinois Avenue Trail.
  Pass under 6th Avenue.

Other articles: Golden Checklist Flora city limits Field Notes Friday, October 9th
Full Size ImageSurvey Field from southeast.  

Pass the north end of “Eagle Ridge.”

Other articles: Eagle Ridge Drive at bicycle trail  

Spur to: Eagle Ridge Drive

Other articles: Golden Checklist Flora deadman gl Field Notes Coll. No. 1818, 16 May 2018 Coll. No. 1819, 16 May 2018 Coll. No. 1820, 12 May 2018 Coll. No. 1821, 12 May 2018 Glossary dentate lyrate

Locations: Deadman Gulch. Kinney Run.
Full Size ImageHabitat of Coll. No. 1818, Barbarea vulgaris  

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Lyrate lower leaf of Coll. No. 1818, Barbarea vulgaris
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Coarsely dentate leaves of Coll. No. 1820, Thlaspi arvense
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Inflorescence of Coll. No. 1821, Draba nemorosa
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Coll. No. 1821, Draba nemorosa
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Overview of Coll. No. 1821, Draba nemorosa
Deadman Gulch joins Kinney Run.

Kinney Run continues south. Although, since Kinney Run appears to be a local, informal name, it is not clear which watercourse the name applies to.

  Creek crosses under trail.

Other articles: Field Notes Coll. No. 1783, 12 Apr 2018
Full Size ImageHabitat of Lithospermum arvense in Kinney Run.
Full Size ImageView of Kinney Run in early Spring.  

Small hill, probably part of a hogback. Location of Coll. No. 1783, unknown Boraginaceae (?).

Other articles: Field Notes 24 October 14 Feb 2015

Locations: Cambria Lime Kiln.
Full Size ImageHistoric industrial site in Kinny Run  

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Cambria Lime Kiln
Cambria Lime Kiln.

The Golden Civic Foundation interpretive panel at the Cambria Lime Kiln reads as follows:

The Cambria Lime Kiln stands as one of the few remaining historic facilities of Goldens industrial legacy. It is the only known surviving man-made industrial component of Golden's brick-making operations and is likely the only historic industrial kiln of any kind remaining in the Golden region and possibly in all of Jefferson County. The company and the individuals behind it had a tremendous influence on the development of the Golden area during the 1880s and 1890s when Golden was a booming town.

The Cambria Lime Kiln was constructed in 1879 and was made from native sandstone that was quarried from its vicinity. The fact that is was built from stone and not from brick is a rather unusual feature for an industrial kiln of this region. The Cambria Brick and Tile Company which operated in Golden from 1879 to the mid-1890s, built this kiln to serve its commercial and residential interests. Through its plant, kilns, and lime and clay quarries, the Cambria Company became one of the most diverse and productive industrial plants in Jefferson County and was responsible for much of the building materials used to develop Golden in the late 19th century. The Cambria Lime Kiln is the final remaining structure of the Cambria Company's operations.

Other articles: Field Notes 12 Apr 2018
Full Size ImageLight-phase Red-Tailed Hawk seen in Kinney Run.
Full Size ImageGeneral view north on Kinney Run.  

Hawk seen west of trail.

Literature Cited:
- Taylor, Audrey R., and Rickard L. Knight, 2003.  

Video of coyote flushed from shrubby vegetation on east slope of Kinney Run

Other articles: Field Notes Coll. No. 1828, 16 May 2018 16 May 2018
Full Size ImageYard waste disposal on the ridge above Kinney Run.
Full Size ImageView generally north of Kinney Run.  

Knob of rock east of Kinney Run Trail.

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View generally south of Kinney Run.
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View of knob where some Physaria vitulifera grow.
 

Other articles: Field Notes Coll. No. 1782, 12 Apr 2018
Full Size ImageHabitat of Coll. No. 1782, Berberis repens.  

Small cove in hogback, possibly a mine or other digging. Has small wetland. Location of Coll. No. 1782, Berberis repens.

Other articles: Field Notes Coll. No. 1781, 12 Apr 2018  

Hogback outcrop curves to expose southwest slope. Location of many Physaria vitulifera Rydb. Roundtip Twinpod.

Other articles: Field Notes Coll. No. 1780, 12 Apr 2018 Coll. No. 1780.1, 12 Apr 2018
Full Size ImageColl. No. 1780, Viola nuttallii
Full Size ImageKinney Run in early Spring.  

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Kinney Run in early Spring.
Thin soils on hogback outcrop, location of Coll. No. 1780, Viola nuttallii, and Coll. No. 1780.1, Cerastium arvense.

Other articles: Field Notes Coll. No. 1779, 12 Apr 2018
Full Size ImageColl. No. 1779, Euphorbia myrsinites in Kinney Run.
Full Size ImageHabitat of Coll. No. 1779, Euphorbia myrsinites in Kinney Run.  

West-facing slope below hogback outcrop, location of Coll. No. 1779, Euphorbia myrsinites.

Other articles: Field Notes Coll. No. 1777, 12 Apr 2018  

Coll. No. 1778, Chorispora tenella, at a small waste place between the trail and the creek, just north of Tripp Ranch.

Literature Cited:
- Tripp, Ralph, 2009.

Other articles: Field Notes 24 October 14 Feb 2015

Locations: Tripp Ranch.  

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Tripp Ranch
Junction: Tripp Road. The Kinney Run trail follows Tripp Road west to Crawford Street.

Other articles: Crawford Street at TrippRd
Full Size ImageCrawford Street and Tripp Road.  

Junction: Crawford Street, Kinney Run Trail follows Crawford Street from Tripp Road south to Tripp Drive.

Other articles: Crawford Street at TrippDr  

Junction: Tripp Drive, Kinney Run Trail turns southwest onto Tripp Drive, this intersection is not signed.
  End of Tripp Drive, trail continues up Kinney Run.

Literature Cited:
- Hellmund Associates, 1998.

Other articles: Field Notes Sunday, August 8th
Full Size ImageThe southern part of proposed mountain bike trail, Segment 4.  

 
  Trail Intersection: Trail to the west goes to Shelton School and Crawford Street. Trail to the east goes up the hill to 4th Avenue.

Other articles: Field Notes 24 October

Locations: Heritage Dells.
Full Size ImageHeritage Dells Park on Kinny Run  

Heritage Dells Park.

Other articles: Kimball Avenue at trail  

Intersection: Kimball Avenue

Other articles: Field Notes 18 Apr 2018
Full Size ImageBurgess Avenue.  

Intersection: Burgess Avenue

Other articles: Field Notes 18 Apr 2018

Locations: Magic Mountain.
Full Size ImageLooking south on the Kinney Run Trail.  

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Looking north on the Kinney Run Trail.
Top of hill, views to the north and south, rock wall to the east.

Other articles: Field Notes 14 Feb 2015

Locations: Hogback Valley.
Full Size ImageWinter View north through “Hogback Valley”  

Rock outcrop to the east.

 

   

Apex Park

Junction: Apex Trail
  Unplaced collections.

 

 

   

Literature Cited

  A list of all literature cited by this web site can be found in the Bibliography.
  Hellmund Associates. 1998. Planning Trails with Wildlife in Mind: A Handbook for Trail Planners. Denver, CO: Trails and Wildlife Task Force, Colorado State Parks, September, 1998. {TAS-pdf}
  Taylor, Audrey R., and Rickard L. Knight. 2003. Wildlife responses to recreation and associated visitor perceptions. Ecological Applications. 13(4):951-963. {TAS-pdf}
  Tripp, Ralph. 2009. My Life on a Ranch. Published through Lulu.com
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Date and time this article was prepared: 11/7/2018 5:28:25 PM