Eastern Mojave Vegetation Tilting Mesa Trail, North Table Mountain Park, Jefferson County, Colorado  
 

Tom Schweich  

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 Trail on top of North Table Mountain.

Other articles: Mesa Top Trail at jct  

Junction: Mesa Top Trail

Other articles: Field Notes 8 Nov 2015
Full Size ImagePond on top of North Table Mountain  

Pond at summit.

Other articles: Field Notes 8 Nov 2015
Full Size ImageTilting Mesa Trail diverges to the northeast and Mesa Top Trail  

View northeast to Mesa Top Trail.

Other articles: “Tilting Mesa Cut-Off” at Tilting Mesa Trl  

Trail runs southwest-northeast above.
Spur trail northwest to Mesa Top Trail, passes between radio tower and pond.

Other articles: Field Notes 13 Jul 2016
Full Size ImagePonderosa pine on top of North Table Mountain.  

Ponderosa Pine to the west.
  About 150 m east is the GNIS location of Ladwig Properties Mine. I believe this is a mistake, and the actual Ladwig Properties Mine is about 3 miles to the west.
Spur trail northwest to Mesa Top Trail, passes between radio tower and pond.

Other articles: Field Notes Thursday, March 3rd
Full Size ImageDebris pile of prospect.
Full Size ImagePit and debris pile at prospect.  

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Prospect near Tilting Mesa Trail.
Pile of rocks about 300 m east of trail. Some sort of prospect.

Other articles: Field Notes 8 Nov 2015
Full Size ImageTilting Mesa Trail crosses dam of artificial pond  

Closed trail east past prospect to Cottonwood Canyon.

Other articles: Field Notes Thursday, March 3rd
Full Size ImageEphemeral pond beside trail.  

Ephemeral artificial pond, spoils piles in distance.

Other articles: Field Notes Thursday, March 3rd
Full Size ImagePond below dam, evidence of leakage.  

Ephemeral artificial pond.

Other articles: Field Notes Thursday, March 3rd
Full Size ImageEphemeral pond near Tilting Mesa Trail.  

 
  Trail runs north-south above
Trail runs east-west below

Other articles: Field Notes Thursday, March 3rd
Full Size ImageArtificial ephemeral pond; dam in right middleground.
Full Size ImageEphemeral pool from south; artificial dam highlighted.  

About 700 meters south is a shallow saddle which has been slightly enhanced on the west side to make an ephemeral pond.

Other articles: Field Notes 8 Nov 2015 Thursday, March 3rd
Full Size ImageDenver from Tilting Mesa Trail
Full Size ImageJunipers where Cottonwood Canyon Trail reaches top of the mesa.  

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Small artificial ephemeral pool along south edge of scrapped area.
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Scrapped area, south side, looking west.
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Spoils piles, scrapped area in foreground.
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Northern part of scrapped area; spoils pile in left middleground.
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Spoils piles in scrapped area.
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Small ephemeral pond in disturbed area.
Piles of dirt, appear to be spoils from prospecting activity. Less obvious on the ground but clearly visible on aerial imagery is that this is a roughly L-shaped area (about 400 m × 450 m) in which the top soil has been scraped into piles, presumably to expose the underlying bed rock.
  Closed trail runs north to radio tower.

Other articles: Field Notes Thursday, March 3rd
Full Size ImagePond beside Tilting Mesa Trail.  

Artificial pond north of trail; appears to have perennial water because of cattails.

Other articles: Lichen Peak Trail at Tilting Mesa Trl Field Notes Thursday, March 3rd
Full Size ImageLichen Peak Trail  

Junction: Lichen Peak Trail, to the north.

Other articles: North Table Loop North Table Mountain  

Junction: North Table Loop

 

 

   

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Date and time this article was prepared: 7/13/2018 5:24:30 PM