Eastern Mojave Vegetation North Table Mountain Trail, City of Golden, Jefferson County, Colorado  
 

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 West side of North Table Mountain, on land owned by City of Golden.

Other articles: North Table Loop at N TblMtn Trl  

Junction: North Table Loop, a Jefferson County Open Space Trail.

Other articles: Field Notes Coll. No. 1090, 30 Apr 2015
Full Size ImageColl. No. 1090, Alyssum simplex  

 

Other articles: Field Notes Coll. No. 1442, 22 Jun 2016
Full Size ImageColl. No. 1442, Apocynum floribundum  

Location of Coll. No. 1442, Apocynum floribundum, in the ditch beside the road. Early in the season recognize it by the relatively large opposite leaves than are also suggestive of Asclepias.
  Jefferson County Open Space above
City of Golden below
  Road continues to water tank, trail turns south.

Other articles: Field Notes Thursday, March 3rd
Full Size ImageLandslide below North Table Mountain Trail  

Just south of the water tank is the location of a small landslide that occurred in 2015.

Other articles: Field Notes Coll. No. 1392, 8 Jun 2016 Coll. No. 1393, 8 Jun 2016
Full Size ImageHabitat of Coll. No. 1392, Penstemon secundiflorus
Full Size ImageColl. No. 1393, Linaria dalmatica  

West southwest slope, west of water tank; location of Coll. No. 1392, Penstemon secundiflorus, and Coll. No. 1393, Linaria dalmatica.

Other articles: Field Notes Friday, April 22nd Coll. No. 1394, 8 Jun 2016
Full Size ImageErosion control on the North Table Mountain trail.
Full Size ImageColl. No. 1394, Vicia americana var. minor  

Two water courses cross trail, with recent erosion work. This is the north watercourse.

Other articles: Field Notes Coll. No. 1396, 8 Jun 2016 Coll. No. 1397, 8 Jun 2016
Full Size ImageColl. No. 1396, Hydrophyllum fendleri
Full Size ImageColl. No. 1397, Physocarpus monogynus  

South, and larger, watercourse.

Other articles: Social Trail at n tbl mtn trl Field Notes Thursday, March 3rd Friday, April 22nd
Full Size ImageJunction of North Table Mountain Trail and social trail.
Full Size ImageSocial trail on west side of North Table Mountain.  

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North Table Mountain trail
Junction: Social Trail, back to North Table Mountain Loop.

Other articles: Field Notes Coll. No. 1398, 8 Jun 2016
Full Size ImageColl. No. 1091, Rubus deliciosus
Full Size ImageColl. No. 1091, Rubus deliciosus  

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Coll. No. 1091, Rubus deliciosus
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Coll. No. 1092, Ribes cereum
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Coll. No. 1398, Astragalus agrestis
Trail crosses a small flat that appears to be a lansdlide feature.

Growing trailside is Astragalus agrestis, Coll. No. 1398.

Growing in the rocks on the edge of this feature, perhaps a transverse ridge, are Rubus deliciosus (Syn: Oreobatus deliciosus) Coll. No. 1091 and Ribes cereum, Coll. No. 1092.

  Tramway

Other articles: Field Notes Coll. No. 1093, 30 Apr 2015
Full Size ImageColl. No. 1093, Prunus americana
Full Size ImageColl. No. 1093, Prunus americana  

Location of thicket of Prunus, Coll. No. 1094.
  Trail rounds a southwest-facing ridge.

Other articles: Field Notes Coll. No. 1400, 8 Jun 2016
Full Size ImageColl. No. 1400, Astragalus laxmannii var. robustior  

Just southeast of ridge, location of Coll. No. 1400, Astragalus laxmannii var. robustior.

Other articles: Field Notes Coll. No. 1317, 22 Apr 2016 Coll. No. 1318, 22 Apr 2016
Full Size ImageHikers on the North Table Mountain Trail
Full Size ImageColl. No. 1317, Taraxacum officinale on North Table Mountain Trail.  

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Habitat of Coll. No. 1318, Corydalis aurea
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Coll. No. 1318, Corydalis aurea
Location of Collections No. 1317, Taraxacum officinale and No. 1318, Corydalis aurea.

Other articles: Field Notes 18 Feb 2016
Full Size ImageNorth Table Mountain Trail follows an old road.  

North Table Mountain Trail on an old road.

Other articles: Spur Social Trail at N Table Mtn Trl Field Notes 18 Feb 2016 8 Jun 2017
Full Size ImageSocial trail to rim of mesa.
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Upper Washington Avenue Open Space as seen from North Table Mountain
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Open Space from North Table Mountain.
Junction: Social Trail, to rim of North Table Mountain.

Other articles: Field Notes 18 Feb 2016
Full Size ImageFlat area on flank of North Table Mountain  

View of small flat and Golden beyond.
  Trail curves around to change direction

Other articles: Field Notes 18 Feb 2016
Full Size ImageThe trail up from the switchback.  

The trail up from the switchback.

Other articles: Field Notes Coll. No. 1273, 29 Jul 2015
Full Size ImageColl. No. 1273, Mirabilis linearis  

Switchback.

Other articles: Field Notes 18 Feb 2016
Full Size ImageView of Golden to the south.  

View south toward Golden from switchback.

Other articles: Field Notes 18 Feb 2016
Full Size ImageOld social trail.  

Old social trail straight up the slope.

Other articles: Field Notes 18 Feb 2016
Full Size ImageSouthern end of North Table Mountain Trail.  

View of the trail north.

Other articles: Field Notes Coll. No. 1272, 29 Jul 2015
Full Size ImageHabitat of Coll. No. 1272, Thinopyrum intermedium  

Coll. No. 1272, Thinopyrum intermedium at rocks.

Other articles: Social Trail at NTM Trail Field Notes 18 Feb 2016
Full Size ImageSocial trail to Golden Cliffs Trailhead.  

Social trail to parking lots off Peery Parkway.

Other articles: Peery Drive at trail Field Notes 18 Feb 2016
Full Size ImagePeery Drive trailhead of North Table Mountain Trail.  

Junction: Peery Drive

 

 

   

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Date and time this article was prepared: 8/11/2018 2:16:30 PM