Eastern Mojave Vegetation Mesa Top Trail, Jefferson County, Colorado  
 

Tom Schweich  

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 Crosses the top of North Table Mountain, from west to east.

Other articles: North Table Loop at Mesa Top Trl

Locations: North Table Mountain Park.  

Junction: North Table Loop

Other articles: Field Notes Wednesday, June 1st Coll. No. 1502, 12 Jul 2016
Full Size ImageDouglas Fir above the Mesa Top Trail
Full Size ImageColl. No. 1502, Pseudotsuga menziesii “Douglas Fir”  

Douglas Fir tree above the trail.

Other articles: Field Notes 20 Jul 2015
Full Size ImageMesa Top Trail on North Table Mountain.  

Trail turns east in a small canyon.

Other articles: Field Notes Coll. No. 1237, 20 Jul 2015
Full Size ImageColl. No. 1237, Elymus canadensis  

Elymus canadensis

Other articles: Field Notes 20 Jul 2015 Coll. No. 1236, 20 Jul 2015
Full Size ImageMuch of North Table Mountain is closed due to sensitive resources.
Full Size ImageRadio tower on North Table Mountain  

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Habitat of Coll. No. 1236, Monarda pectinata
 

Other articles: “Tilting Mesa Cut-Off” at Mesa Top Trl Field Notes 20 Jul 2015

Locations: North Table Mountain.
Full Size ImageTrail closed due to high water in pond.  

Junction: Unnamed trail between radio tower and pond to Tilting Mesa Trail

Other articles: Field Notes Coll. No. 1500, 12 Jul 2016 Coll. No. 1500.1, 12 Jul 2016 Coll. No. 1500.2, 12 Jul 2016
Full Size ImageColl. No. 1500.1, Hordeum pusillum
Full Size ImageColl. No. 1500.2, Verbena bracteata  

Trail skirts north side of pond. Location of Coll. No. 1500.1, Hordeum pusillum, Coll. No. 1500.2, Verbena bracteata.

Other articles: Field Notes 20 Jul 2015
Full Size ImagePond near Mesa Top Trail.  

Pond

Other articles: Tilting Mesa Trail at Mesa Top Trl  

Junction: Tilting Mesa Trail
  Junction: Rim Rock Trail

Other articles: Cottonwood Canyon Trail at Mesa Top near Mesa Top Trl Field Notes 8 Nov 2015
Full Size ImageJunction of Cottonwood Canyon Trail with Mesa Top Trail  

Junction: Cottonwood Canyon Trail

Other articles: Field Notes 8 Nov 2015  

Near the junction with the Cottonwood Canyon Trail.

Other articles: Field Notes Coll. No. 1137, 9 Jun 2015
Full Size ImageHabitat of Coll. No. 1137, Lupinus argenteus
Full Size ImageColl. No. 1137, Lupinus argenteus var. argenteus  

Habitat of Coll. No. 1037, Lupinus argenteus.

Other articles: Field Notes Tuesday, June 9th
Full Size ImageUpper part of Mesa Top Trail.  

 
  Junction: Rim Rock Trail, east.
 
Trail closed because of washout from Septermber 2013 storms.

Other articles: Field Notes Tuesday, June 9th
Full Size ImageMesa Top Trail just below the washout.  

View upwards across the washout to closure.

Other articles: Field Notes Tuesday, June 9th Coll. No. 1138, 9 Jun 2015
Full Size ImageEasley Road area seen from Mesa Top Trail.
Full Size ImageHabitat of Coll. No. 1138, Phacelia heterophylla  

 

Other articles: Field Notes Coll. No. 1140, 9 Jun 2015
Full Size ImageColl. No. 1140, Aristida purpurea
Full Size ImageColl. No. 1140, Aristida purpurea var. longiseta  

Aristida purpurea, determination tentative.

Other articles: Field Notes 22 May 2017
Full Size ImageMesa Top Trail, on east side of North Table Mountain.
Full Size ImageOld road on the side of North Table Mountain.  

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North Table Loop from the Mesa Top Trail
View up the trail, just below the switchback.

Other articles: Field Notes Coll. No. 1141, 9 Jun 2015
Full Size ImageColl. No. 1141, Astragalus drummondii
Full Size ImageInflorescence of Coll. No. 1141, Astragalus drummondii  

 

Other articles: Field Notes Tuesday, June 9th
Full Size ImageLower end of North Table Mountain  

Inside the barrier at the lower end of the Mesa Top Trail.

Other articles: North Table Loop at Mesa Top Trl  

Junction: North Table Loop, east.

 

 

   

Literature Cited

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Date and time this article was prepared: 11/24/2017 11:09:22 AM