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  Junction: US Highway 2
  Junction: US Interstate 94
 

Bozeman

 
  Junction: US Interstate 94
  Highway dips into Wyoming for a few miles.
 

West Yellowstone, Idaho

 

Other articles: West Entrance Road West Entrance  

Junction: West Entrance Road

Yellowstone National Park below

Locations: Yellowstone National Park.  

Yellowstone National Park

 

Other articles: South Entrance Road at S. Entrance  

Yellowstone National Park above

Junction: South Entrance Road
 

Jackson

 

Other articles: Interstate 80 at US Hwy 191 N  

Junction: US Interstate 80

Locations: Rock Springs.  

Rock Springs

 

Other articles: Interstate 80 at US Hwy 191 S  

Junction: US Interstate 80
  Wyoming above
Utah below

Locations: Vernal.  

Vernal

 
 

Duchesne

 

Other articles: U. S. Highway 6 at US Hwy 191  

Junction: US Highway 6

Other articles: U. S. Highway 6 at Helper

Locations: Helper.  

Helper

 

Other articles: Utah Highway 10 at US Hwy 6  

Junction: Utah Highway 10, southwest through Castle Valley to US Interstate 70.
 

Price

 

Other articles: U. S. Highway 6 at Mounds Road Mounds Road at US Hwy 6  

Junction: Mounds Road

Other articles: U. S. Highway 6 at Sunnyside Junction

Locations: Sunnyside Junction.  

Sunnyside Junction

 

Other articles: U. S. Highway 6 at Drill Road Drill Road at US Hwy 6  

Junction: Drill Road
 

Woodside

 

Other articles: Emery County Route 401 at US Hwy 6  

Junction: Green River Cutoff Road

Other articles: U. S. Highway 6 at US I-70 near Green River Interstate 70 at US Hwy 191 N  

Junction: US Interstate 70

Locations: Green River (town).  

Green River

 

Other articles: Interstate 70 at US Hwy 191 S  

Crescent Junction

Junction: US Interstate 70

Literature Cited:
- Demko, T.M., K. Nicoll, J. J. Beer, S. T. Hasiotis, and L. E.Park, 2005.
Full Size ImageInteresting locations north of Moab  

Field Trip Stop 1-1 of Demko, et al., 2005.

This field trip stop is at the northern pinch-out of lacustrine sediments of Mesozoic Lake T'oo'dichi'. The sediments are found in the Brushy Basin member of the Morrison Formation (Upper Jurassic).

Literature Cited:
- Retallack, Gregory J., 2009.  

Near this location, just west of the highway are the paleosol collection site in the Morrison and Cedar Mountain Formations used by Retallack in his 2009 study of greenhouse crises of the past 300 million years. Retallack used stomatal index data for fossil Ginko and related leaves as a proxy for past CO2 spikes and paleosol chemical data as proxies for temperature and humidity changes. These data show that global warming due to CO2 rise is a not a unique event in earth history and that the magnitude of the coming anthropogenic greenhouse pales in comparison with past greenhouse spikes at times of global mass extinctions.

Locations: Courthouse Wash.

Species Lists: Frasera paniculata  

Cross Courthouse Wash

There is a 1913 Marcus E. Jones collection of Frasera paniculata from "Courthouse Wash." From this location, Courthouse Wash descends southeast through Arches National Park, emptying into the Colorado River just north of Moab.

  Junction: Mill Canyon Road
  Junction: Utah Highway 313, to Dead Horse Point State Park.

Locations: Moab.  

Moab

 

Other articles: UT Hwy 46 at US 191  

La Sal Junction

Junction: Utah Highway 46, east along the south end of the La Sal Mountains.
  Junction: Utah Highway 211, west to Canyonlands National Park.
 

Monticello

 
 

Blanding

 

Other articles: Utah Highway 95 at US Hwy 191  

Junction: Utah Highway 95, west.

Literature Cited:
- Post, Douglas M., 1956.

Other articles: Frasera albomarginata in Utah

Locations: White Mesa.  

White Mesa

There are two collections of Frasera albomarginata described as on a mesa 11 miles north of Bluff. That location is likely White Mesa.

Other articles: Utah Highway 262 at US Hwy 191 Hovenweep Road at US Hwy 191  

Junction: Utah Highway 262, east and then south to Montezuma Creek.

Literature Cited:
- Post, Douglas M., 1956.

Other articles: Frasera albomarginata in New Mexico

Locations: Bluff.  

Bluff

 

Other articles: US Highway 163 at US Hwy 191  

Junction: US Highway 163, southwest past Mexican Hat to US Highway 160 near Kayenta.
  Utah above
Arizona below

Other articles: US Highway 160 at US Hwy 191 N  

Junction: US Highway 160, east to Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

Other articles: US Highway 160 at US Hwy 191 S

Locations: Mexican Water.

Species Lists: Frasera paniculata  

Junction: US Highway 160, west to US Highway 89 past Tuba City, Arizona.

The settlement of Mexican Water is about 2 miles northwest of this intersection.

 

Rock Point

 

Other articles: Indian Route 12 at US Hwy 191  

Round Rock

Junction: Indian Reservation Route 12, to the southeast
 

Chinle

 

Other articles: Arizona Highway 264 at US 191 N  

Junction: Arizona Highway 264, west.

Other articles: Field Notes at Ganado, AZ
Full Size ImageHubbell Trading Post National Historic Site  

Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site

Locations: Ganado.  

Ganado

 

Other articles: Arizona Highway 264 at US 191 S  

Junction: Arizona Highway 264, east, to Window Rock.

Other articles: U. S. Interstate 40 near Chambers  

Junction: US Interstate 40, west to Holbrook and Flagstaff.
   

Other articles: U. S. Interstate 40 near Sanders  

Junction: US Interstate 40, east into New Mexico.

Locations: Witch Well Trading Post.  

Junction: Arizona Highway 61, to Zuni, New Mexico.

Other articles: Frasera albomarginata near Witch Well

Locations: Witch Well Trading Post.  

These sandy bluffs just north of the Zuni River may be the collecting locality for H. D. Ripley and R. C. Barneby collection of Frasera albomarginata (Their #8426. 5/31/1947).
  Cross Zuni River.

Other articles: US Highway 180 near St Johns

Locations: Saint Johns.  

St. Johns

Junction: US Highway 180, northwest to Petrified Forest National Park, and Grand Canyon.

Other articles: Field Notes 2-Jun-08 near Springerville
Full Size ImageCountryside northwest of Springerville.  

There is a nice rest stop just on the northwest edge of Springerville.

Locations: Springerville.  

Springerville

 

Other articles: Arizona Highway 260 at US Hwy 180  

Junction: Arizona Highway 260, west.

Other articles: Forest Road 56 at US 180/191  

Junction: Forest Road 56, to Escudilla Mountain trailhead.

Other articles: Field Notes 2-Jun-08 near Alpine
Full Size ImageCountryside west of Alpine, Arizona  

View of countryside west of Alpine.

Other articles: Field Notes 2-Jun-08 near Alpine
Full Size ImageView southeast toward Alpine.  

View of Alpine looking southeast toward the town.

Other articles: US Highway 180 at Alpine

Locations: Alpine.  

Alpine

Junction: US Highway 180, east into New Mexico.

Other articles: Forest Road 26 at US 191  

Junction: Forest Road 26, west to a Frasera speciosa collection locality.

Other articles: Field Notes 20080602010

Locations: Hannagan Meadow.
Full Size ImageHannagan Meadow  

Hannagan Meadow

 

Other articles: Field Notes 2-Jun-08 near Hannagan Mdw
Full Size ImagePlaque for the Clifton-Springerville Highway.  

  • Clifton-Springerville Highway
  • "The Coronado Trail"
  • Dedicated June 19, 1926
  •   Strayhorse

    Locations: Four Bar Mesa.  

    Four Bar Mesa
      Junction: Juan Miller Road, to the east.

    Other articles: Field Notes near Four Bar Mesa
    Full Size ImageFour Bar Mesa  

    View of Four Bar Mesa to the north.
      Junction: Upper Eagle Creek Road, to the west and then north.
      Metcalf

    Other articles: Field Notes 20080601040
    Full Size ImageOpen pit at Morenci Copper Mine
    Full Size ImageOpen pit at Morenci Copper Mine  

    Overlook

    Other articles: Field Notes 1-Jun-08 above Morenci
    Full Size ImageCopper mill along US Highway 191  

    Copper mill above Morenci.

    Locations: Morenci.  

    Morenci

     

    Other articles: Field Notes between Clifton and Morenci
    Full Size ImageUS Highway 191 between Clifton and Morenci  

    Highway between Clifton and Morenci.

    Other articles: Field Notes 1-Jun-08 in Clifton
    Full Size ImageCatholic church in Clifton  

    Catholic church in Clifton.

    Other articles: Field Notes 1-Jun-08 in Clifton

    Locations: Clifton.
    Full Size ImageMain street in Clifton.  

    Clifton

     

    Other articles: Field Notes 1-Jun-08 in Clifton
    Full Size ImageSmall tank locomotive on display in Clifton  

    Locomotive on display in Clifton.

    Other articles: Field Notes 1-Jun-08 in Clifton
    Full Size ImageRailyard in Clifton  

    View of rail yard in Clifton.

    Other articles: Field Notes 1-Jun-08 near Clifton
    Full Size ImageMorenci Copper mine from the south.  

    View of Clifton Morenci mines from the south.
     

    Three Way

    Junction, Arizona Highways 75 and 78.
     

    Safford

     

    Other articles: Arizona Highway 366 at US 191  

    Junction: Arizona Highway 366, to Mount Graham.

    Other articles: Field Notes 20080601030
    Full Size ImageUS Highway 191 north from US I-10.  

     

    Other articles: US I-10 at Exit 352  

    Junction: US Interstate 10
     

    Wilcox

     

    Other articles: US I-10 at Exit 331  

    Junction: US Interstate 10

    Other articles: Arizona Highway 181 at US Hwy 191  

    "Sunizona"

    Junction: Arizona Highway 181, toward the west side of the Chiricahua Mountains.

     

    Douglas

     
     

    Literature Cited

      A list of all literature cited by this web site can be found in the Bibliography.
      Demko, T.M., K. Nicoll, J. J. Beer, S. T. Hasiotis, and L. E.Park. 2005. Mesozoic Lakes of the Colorado Plateau. pp. in Pederson, J., and C. M. Dehler, eds.. Interior Western United States. Geological Society of America Field Guide 6. Boulder, CO: Geological Society of America, 2005. {TAS-pdf}
      Post, Douglas M. 1956. Studies in the Gentianaceae: Frasera and Swertia of North America. Ph.D. dissertation. University of California, Berkeley. 1956..
      Retallack, Gregory J. 2009. Greenhouse crises of the past 300 million years. GSA Bulletin. 121(9/10):1441-1455. {TAS-pdf}
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    Date and time this article was prepared: 4/9/2017 9:14:28 AM