Eastern Mojave Vegetation U. S. Highway 93  
 

Tom Schweich  

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United States, Montana below
  Junction: U. S. Interstate 90
  Montana above
Idaho below

 

   

Challis

 

Other articles: Idaho Hwy 75 near Challis  

Junction: Idaho Highway 75

 

 

Other articles: US Hwy 26 Arco  

Arco

Junction: US Highway 20, US Highway 26, east.

 

   

Carey

 

Other articles: U. S. Highway 20 149998  

Junction: US Highway 20, west across the Camas Prairie.

Other articles: Idaho Hwy 75 in Shoshone  

Junction: Idaho Highway 75

 

   

Shoshone

 

Other articles: US Hwy 26 in Shoshone  

Junction: US Highway 26, west.

Other articles: US I-84 Exit 173  

Junction: U. S. Interstate 84.
  Idaho above
Nevada below

 

 

Other articles: Interstate 80 Wells

Locations: Wells.  

Wells

Junction: U. S. Interstate 80.

Other articles: Nevada Highway 229 90000  

Junction: Nevada Highway 229.

Literature Cited:
- Denniston, Rhawn F., Yemane Asmerom, Victor Polyak, Jeffrey A. Dorale, Scott J. Carperter, Chalres Trodick, Brian Hoye, and Luis A. Gonzalez, 2007.

Locations: Goshute Cave.  

Junction: US Highway 93, north to Wendover, Nevada, on US Interstate 80, at the Utah border.

Goshute Cave is about 8 miles to the west, across Steptoe Valley, and on the east side of the Cherry Creek Mountains.

Other articles: Nevada State Route 486 at US Hwy 93 N  

Junction: Nevada State Route 486, east to Duck Creek Valley, and then south.

Other articles: Frasera albomarginata near Steptoe

Locations: Steptoe.  

Steptoe is to the east-southeast, behind the copper smelter, on the slopes below the Duck Creek Range.

There are several collections of Frasera albomarginata from Steptoe.

 

 

Locations: McGill.  

McGill

Mill and smelter.

 

 

Other articles: Frasera albomarginata in vicinity of Ely

Locations: Ely.  

Ely

 

Other articles: U. S. Highway 50 at US Hwy 6 W  

Junction: U. S. Highway 50.

Other articles: U. S. Highway 6 in Ely  

Junction: U. S. Highway 6.

US Hwy 93 follows the route of US Hwy 50 and US Hwy 6 for 27 miles east of Ely.

Other articles: Nevada State Route 486 at US Hwy 50  

Junction: Nevada State Route 486, east to Cave Valley Lake and then north.

Other articles: U. S. Highway 50 at US Hwy 93  

Junction: U. S. Highway 50, East. (Use U. S. Highway 50 for access to U. S. Highway 6.)

Other articles: Nevada State Route 894 at US Hwy 93  

Junction: Nevada State Route 894, "Shoshone Road", across Spring Valley to the west flank of the Snake Range, and then south to Shoshone and Minerva.

 

 

Other articles: Field Notes 20080610040

Locations: North Spring Point.
Full Size ImageWheeler Peak in the Snake Range across Spring Valley, Nevada  

North Spring Point

 

Other articles: Field Notes 10-Jun-08 at North Spring Point
Full Size ImageLooking south in Spring Valley from North Spring Point, Nevada  

Other articles: Frasera albomarginata at Bristol Pass

Locations: Bristol Pass.  

Bristol Pass to the west.

Other articles: Bristol Mine Road at US Hwy 93  

Junction: Bristol Mine Road

Bristol Mine Road goes west through Bristol Pass, turns south past Bristol Wells, and then returns east to Bristol and the Bristol Silver Mines on the west side of the Bristol Range.

Other articles: Field Notes 20090605050

Locations: Jackrabbit.
Full Size ImageHistorical Marker for Jackrabbit.  

Junction: Road to Jackrabbit and Bristol Pass

Jackrabbit
Local legend attributes the discovery to the locator picking up a rock to throw at a jackrabbit and finding himself holding high grade silver. The Jackrabbit district, named for the mine, was located in 1876 by Isaac Newton Garrison. Early mine production of the camp, at one time named Royal City, was about ten tons per day, carrying native silver in flakes. Yielding about $40 per ton -- sometimes as high as $2,000 per ton. Mineral production declined during the 1880's, but when a fifteen-mile narrow gauge railroad was opened in 1891 between the Jackrabbit mine and Pioche, mining soon increased. After 1893, the mines fell silent except for several short periods of activity in 1906-1907 and 1912-1914.
Nevada Historical Marker No. 204

Other articles: Nevada State Route 320 at US Hwy 93  

Junction: Nevada State Route 320, west and south through Caselton.

Other articles: Frasera albomarginata at Atlanta

Locations: Atlanta.  

Union Pacific Railroad Crossing. Station of Atlanta just to the west of the highway.

Other articles: Nevada State Route 321 at US Hwy 93  

Junction: Nevada State Route 321, business route through downtown Pioche.

 

 

Other articles: Nevada State Route 322 at US Hwy 93 Frasera albomarginata near Pioche

Locations: Pioche.  

Pioche

Junction: Nevada State Route 322, east to Spring Valley State Park.

County seat of Lincoln County, NV. Motels: (1) ..., (2) Hutchings Motel, P. O. Box 353, Pioche NV 89043 (702) 962-5404. The Lincoln County Record is published by: Pioche Record Publishing Co, Inc., PO Box 507, Pioche NV 89043.

"... a recently chained area [is] available for woodcutters; Reed Cabin Summit chaining is near Eagle Valley State Park and is reasonably accessible" (Lincoln County Record, 126(3), Oct 5, 1995). This was a surprise to me, I thought the BLM had stopped chaining

Other articles: Nevada State Route 321 at US Hwy 93  

Junction: Nevada State Route 321, business route through downtown Pioche.

Other articles: Nevada State Route 320 at US Hwy 93  

Junction: Nevada State Route 320, north through Caselton.

Other articles: Field Notes 20090605040
Full Size ImageCathedral Gorge, looking south.  

Cathedral Gorge State Park, Miller Point Overlook.

 

 

Locations: Cathedral Gorge State Park.  

Cathedral Gorge State Park

 

 

 

Other articles: Frasera albomarginata near Panaca

Locations: Panaca.  

Panaca

 

Other articles: Nevada State Route 319 at USHwy93  

Junction: Nevada Highway 319, east to Utah.

Literature Cited:
- Nevada, Division of Water Resources, 2009.
- Lincoln County Planning Department, 2007.

Locations: Panaca Valley.  

The valley in which Panaca lies is called Panaca Valley by the state of Nevada, and Meadow Valley by federal agencies.

Other articles: Beaver Dam Road at US Hwy 93  

Junction: Beaver Dam Road, 31 miles to Beaver Dam State Park. The road crosses the Union Pacific tracks at Acoma, a former populated place with a post office. A collection of Frasera albomarginata was made near Acoma.

Literature Cited:
- Nevada, Division of Water Resources, 2009.
- Lincoln County Planning Department, 2007.

Locations: Meadow Valley.  

Indian Cove, enter Meadow Valley (Panaca Valley) from the south.

 

 

Other articles: Field Notes 20090604060

Locations: Caliente.  

Caliente

Motels and restaurants. Caliente seems more like a center of commerce for Lincoln County than does Pioche or Panaca.

Full Size ImageUnion Pacific Depot in Caliente, Nevada  
Union Pacific Depot

Literature Cited:
- Trimble, Stephen, 1989.

Locations: Oak Springs Summit.  

Oak Springs Summit, Delamar Mountains

"On the west slope of Hancock Summit (sic), in the Delamar Mountains near Caliente, Joshua trees grow among the sagebrush and juniper well beyond the northern limit of creosote bush, co-indicator (with Joshuas) of the Mojave Desert. Here grows a disorienting mix of plants: juniper, Joshua tree, sagebrush, green rabbitbush, Palmer's penstemon, white prickly-poppy. (Trimble, 1989)"

Hancock Summit is, of course, in the pass between the Pahranagat Range and the Mount Irish Range, on Nevada State Route 375, and is about 40 miles to the west of Oak Springs Summit.

Other articles: Field Notes 20090604050
Full Size ImageNo Frasera albomarginata here  

 
 

Dry Lake Valley

On a mid-October morning we encountered four (4) Golden Eagles sitting on fence posts as we crossed Dry Lake Valley, west of the Delamar Mountains.
 

Pahroc Range

Other articles: Nevada Highway 318 at US Hwy 93 Nevada Highway 375 22000  

Junction:
  • Nevada Highway 318, north through the White River Valley through Lund to US Highway 6.
  • Nevada State Route 375, northwest through Rachel to US Highway 6 at Warm Springs.
 

Ash Springs

Taylor, F. R., L. A. Gillman, and J. W. Pedretti. 1989. (Dep Biol. Sci., Univ. Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada 89154.); "Impact of cattle on two isolated fish populations in Pahranagat Valley, Nevada [USA]." Great Basin Naturalist. 1989 49(4):491-495.

Other articles: Frasera albomarginata in Pahranagat Range

Locations: Pahranagat Range.  

Pahranagat Range with Badger Mountain (elevation 7976 ft.) to the west.

Canyon Road, about 2 miles north of Alamo, may give access to the Pahranagat Range.

 

 

Locations: Alamo.  

Alamo

"On September 12, 1995, the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced in the Federal Register the availability of the Public/Agency Review Draft of the Recovery Plan for the Aquatic and Riparian Species of the Pahranagat Valley" (Lincoln County Record, 126(3), Oct 5 1995). So there must be an issue of native fish and water usage along the White River in the Pahranagat Valley.

Locations: Upper Pahranagat Lake.
Full Size ImageUpper Pahranagat Lake  

Upper Pahranagat Lake

Other articles: Tikaboo Road at US Hwy 93  

Junction: Tikaboo Road, west over Medgser Pass into Badger Valley. Some maps show this road as one of several routes known as "Old Corn Creek Road."

Other articles: Field Notes 20090604020

Locations: Lower Pahranagat Lake.
Full Size ImageLower Pahranagat Lake  

 

Other articles: Alamo Road at US Hwy 93  

Junction: Alamo Road or Old Corn Creek Road, passing south down the west side of the Sheep Range to US Highway 95 near Corn Creek.

Full Size ImageCoyote Springs, home of the palm tree  
 

 

 

Other articles: Nevada State Route 168 at US Hwy 93  

Coyote Springs

Junction: Nevada State Route 168

Full Size ImageSheep Range on the west side of Coyote Springs Valley  
Sheep Range to west of highway.

Other articles: Mormon Well Road at US Hwy 93  

Junction: Mormon Well Road

Locations: Arrow Canyon Range.  

Arrow Canyon Range to the east.

Other articles: Interstate 15 34000  

Junction: U. S. Interstate 15
 
US Hwy 93 follows the route of US Interstate 15 for 21 miles. Please refer to the I-15 road log for details between the two junctions.

 

   

Las Vegas

 

Other articles: U. S. Highway 95 Las Vegas Interstate 15 36000 U. S. Interstate 515 11000  

Junction:

  • U. S. Interstate 15, Northeast to Utah, Southwest to California.
  • U. S. Interstate 515, southeast through Las Vegas to Henderson.
  • U. S. Highway 95, north to Beatty, Tonopah, and other western Nevada garden spots.

U. S. Highway 93 is coindicent with U. S. Interstate 515 from the junction with Interstate 15 in the center of Las Vegas through Henderson, Nevada.

Other articles: U. S. Highway 95 52000 U. S. Interstate 515 14000  

Junction: U. S. Interstate 515, freeway to the center of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Other articles: Nevada State Route 166 at US Hwy 93  

Junction: Nevada State Route 166, north to Boulder Beach.

 

 

Other articles: FAQ Highway 93 at Hoover Dam

Locations: Hoover Dam.  

Hoover Dam

 

 

   

Kingman

Junction: U. S. Interstate 40, west to Barstow.
  Junction: U. S. Interstate 40, east to Flagstaff.

Other articles: Arizona Highway 89 at US Hwy 93  

Junction: Arizona Highway 89, north to Prescott, and then to US Interstate 40 near Ash Fork.

 

   

Wickenburg

 

 

   

Phoenix

 

 

 

   

Literature Cited

  A list of all literature cited by this web site can be found in the Bibliography.
  Denniston, Rhawn F., Yemane Asmerom, Victor Polyak, Jeffrey A. Dorale, Scott J. Carperter, Chalres Trodick, Brian Hoye, and Luis A. Gonzalez. 2007. Synchronous millenial-scale climatic changes in the Great Basin and the North Atlantic during the last interglacial. Geology. 35(7):619-622. {TAS-pdf}
  Nevada, Division of Water Resources. 2009. Designated Groundwater Basins of Nevada. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Office of the State Engineer, Division of Water Resources, 901 S. Stewart Street, Carson City, Nevada 89701. Tracy Taylor, P.E., State Engineer. Scale 1:750,000
  Lincoln County Planning Department. 2007. Lincoln County Designated Water Basins. {TAS-pdf} Accessed 22-Feb-2010 at http://www.lincolncountynv.org/planning/maps/Lincoln_Designated_Basins.pdf
  Trimble, Stephen. 1989. The Sagebrush Ocean. Reno, NV: University of Nevada Press. {TAS}
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Date and time this article was prepared: 10/27/2017 8:37:32 PM