Eastern Mojave Vegetation Nevada Highway 266  
 

Tom Schweich  

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Other articles: California Highway 168 27000 CA Hwy 266 50000  

Junction: California Highway 168, west through Deep Springs Valley to Big Pine on U. S. Highway 395.
 

Palmetto

 

Other articles: Palmetto Wash Road at NV Hwy 266  

Junction: Palmetto Wash Road

Other articles: Field Notes 20040525210
Full Size ImagePatch of Sagebrush on the west side of Magruder Mountain.  

South of the road is a small patch of Sagebrush. I found many different plants around the edges of the Sagebrush in the ecotone between the Sagebrush and the Pinyons.

Other articles: Field Notes 25 May 2004 Coll. No. 386 Coll. No. 387 Coll. No. 388 Coll. No. 389, 25 May 2013 Coll. No. 390, 25 May 2004 Coll. No. 391, 25 May 2004 20040525140 Coll. No. 393, 25 May 2004 Coll. No. 394 20040525170 Coll. No. 396 Coll. No. 397, 25 May 2004 Coll. No. 398, 25 May 2004 Coll. No. 403
Full Size ImageColl. No. 386, Eremothera boothii ssp. intermedia
Full Size Image Coll. No. 398, Cryptantha pterocarya var. pterocarya  

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Coll. No. 397, Cryptantha gracilis
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Coll. No. 386, Eremothera boothii ssp. intermedia
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Coll. No. 387, Lupinus holmgrenanus
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Scan of Coll. No. 388, Allium atrorubens var. cristatum
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Coll. No. 389, Gilia inconspicua
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Coll. No. 389, Gilia inconspicua
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Coll. No. 391, Gilia inconspicua
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Coll. No. 392, Diplacus mephiticus
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Coll. No. 392, Diplacus mephiticus
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Coll. No. 394, Lomatium foeniculaceum ssp. fimbriatum
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Coll. No. 394, Lomatium foeniculaceum ssp. fimbriatum
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Overview of Coll. No. 396, Chorizanthe brevicornu var. spathulatum
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Coll. No. 397, Cryptantha gracilis
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Coll. No. 398, Cryptantha pterocarya var. pterocarya
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Coll. No. 403, Heliomeris multiflora var. nevadensis
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Coll. No. 403, Heliomeris multiflora var. nevadensis
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Coll. No. 403, Heliomeris multiflora var. nevadensis
Road to the south, location of my collections number 386 to 403.

Other articles: Field Notes 20040525060
Full Size ImageLida Summit  

Lida Summit

 

Other articles: Field Notes Last Chance Range, October 7, 2000

Locations: Magruder Mountain.
Full Size ImageMagruder Mountain, as seen from the Last Chance Range to the southwest.  

Magruder Mountain

 

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Other articles: Field Notes 20040525030 20040525040

Locations: Lida.  

Lida

"Known as a contact point for Shoshone and Northern Paiute Indians, Lida Valley was the site of early prospecting in 1860's. Later prospectors organized a mining district in 1867 and laid out the town in 1872. Soon stores, shops, stables and a post office were established. Some ore was milled locally, yet high-grade ore ($500-$1,000 per ton) was treated at Austin or Belmont. After 1880 mining declined. Lida revived and thrived for three years during the Goldfield boom but declined again in 1907. Mining efforts resumed a few years later, and a small community existed here until World War I. (Nevada Historical Marker 157)"

Later, having returned home and doing some research on the Internet, I learned that the town site of Lida comprises 124 lots all owned by Jack Vogt, a local cattle rancher. The ranch is for sale, with an offering price of $20,000,000.00. Included in the property are the historic town sites of Lida, Pigeon Spring, and Palmetto, as well as 2,882 acres and ten mining claims.


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Other articles: Field Notes 20040525025
Full Size ImageMagruder Mountain from the east.  

This photograph was taken from near the intersection of Nevada Highway 266 and Nevada Highway 774, the road to Gold Point. Magruder Mountain in the right center. The range in right center are the Palmetto Mountains. Lida is in the valley between Magruder Mountain and the Palmetto Mountains.
  Junction: Road to Gold Point.

Literature Cited:
- Rowland, S.M., L. K. Oliver, and M. Hicks,, 2008.

Other articles: NV SR 774 at NV SR 266  

Junction: Nevada Highway 774, to Gold Point

Full Size ImageCottontail Ranch brothel at Lida Junction.  
 

Other articles: U. S. Highway 95 41000  

Lida Junction

Junction: U. S. Highway 95, north to Goldfield, or south to Beatty.
 

Literature Cited

  A list of all literature cited by this web site can be found in the Bibliography.
  Rowland, S.M., L. K. Oliver, and M. Hicks,. 2008. Ediacaran and early Cambrian reefs of Esmeralda County, Nevada: Non-congruent communities within congruent ecosystems across the Neoproterozoic–Paleozoic boundary. pp. 83–100 in Duebendorfer, E.M., and Smith, E.I., eds.,. Field Guide to Plutons, Volcanoes, Faults, Reefs, Dinosaurs, and Possible Glaciation in Selected Areas of Arizona, California, and Nevada. Geological Society of America Field Guide 11. Boulder Colorado: Geological Society of America, 2008. {TAS-pdf}
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