Eastern Mojave Vegetation U. S. Interstate 40  
 

Tom Schweich  

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Other articles: Interstate 15 at US I-40

Locations: Barstow.  

Barstow

Junction:
  • U. S. Interstate 15

California city, crossroads for early emigrant trails, railroads and highways in the California Desert, on the Mojave River. Once a small mining center and railroad town in California's Mojave Desert, Barstow is located at the junction of 3 major highways -- Interstate 15, Interstate 40 and State Highway 58. It is centrally located in the western Mojave at the entrance to the Mojave National Preserve and is home of the U.S. Army National Training Center, Marine Corps Logistics Base, NASA's Goldstone Deep Space Network and Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railroad Yards. Population is 21,500 and elevation is 2,106 feet above sea level.

Other articles: A Street at US I-40  

Junction: A Street, for Daggett.

Full Size ImageView of Mojave Valley from Dagget Ridge  
 

Other articles: U. S. Highway 66 at US I-40  

Junction: National Trails Highway, Old US Hwy 66.

Other articles: Newberry Road at US I-40  

Junction: Newberry Road, north to US Interstate 15.

Literature Cited:
- Harter, Russell G., 1972.
- Ramos, F. C., and M. R. Reid, 2005.

Locations: Pisgah Crater.  

Pisgah Crater is a recreation site, with several lava tubes that can be explored. The composition of basalt in the lava flows has also been the subject of controversy regarding the source of the magma reflecting sequential melting of ultramafic to mafic mantle sources. Some papers support that hypothesis, while others suggest contamination by crustal sources.

Locations: Pisgah.  

 

Literature Cited:
- Adams, James D., and Dana A. York, 2005.
- Sanders, Andrew C., n.d..

Locations: Lavic.  

Lavic south of the highway.

Psorothamnus fremontii (A. Gray) Barneby, Fremont's Indigo Bush, from near Lavic was studied by Adams and York (2005). This is also a location where Castela emoryi (Gray) Moran and Felger (Crucifixion Thorn) is found.

Rockhounds also search for Jasper here.

Other articles: Crucero Road at US I-40 Field Notes 20040419050 Tonopah & Tidewater Ludlow U. S. Highway 66 in Ludlow

Locations: Ludlow.  

Ludlow

Junction: Crucero Road

Ludlow is the last stop for gas for eastbound travelers, until you get to Needles. Stop here for gas if you are planning a visit to Mojave National Park.

Locations: Old Dad Mountains.  

Old Dad Mountains to the north.

Other articles: Kelbaker Road at US I-40  

Junction: Kelbaker Road, north to the Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center, aka Granite Mountains Reserve, north to Kelso and Baker.

Locations: Marble Mountains.  

Marble Mountains to the south.

Other articles: Essex Road at US I-40  

Junction: Essex Road, northwest into Mojave National Preserve, or southeast to Essex (no services) and US Highway 66, the National Old Trails Highway.

Other articles: Goffs Road Fenner U. S. Highway 66 at Fenner  

Fenner

Junction:
  • US Highway 66, the National Old Trails Highway.
  • Goffs Road, east to Goffs.
  Junction: Mountain Springs Road, north to Goffs.
  Low pass through the Piute Mountains.
  Exit: Camino

Literature Cited:
- Thompson, David G., 1929.

Locations: Ward Valley.  

Ward Valley

Ward Valley is named for Ward Station on the Parker Branch of the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway.
 

South Pass

South Pass, a low pass through the Sacramento Mountains.

Other articles: U. S. Highway 95 57000  

Junction: U. S. Highway 95, north to Las Vegas.

Literature Cited:
- Poulson, Simon R., and Barbara E. John, 2003.

Other articles: Field Notes Homer, September 22, 2000

Locations: Needles.  

Needles

 
  California above …
Cross Colorado River
Arizona below …

Other articles: Field Notes at Colorado River
Full Size ImageThe Needles from Topock, Arizona  

View to the south from the Topock exit.

Other articles: Arizona Highway 95 in Topock U. S. Highway 66 at Colorado River  

Topock

Junction:
  • Arizona Highway 95, north to Bullhead City.
  • Old US Highway 66, north to Oatman.

Other articles: Arizona Highway 95 near the middle of nowhere  

Junction: Arizona Highway 95, south through Lake Havasu City, to Parker and Quartzsite.
 

Yucca

 

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

Other articles: Frasera albomarginata in the Hualapai Mtns

Locations: Hualapai Mountains.  

Hualapai Mountains to the east.

Shreve may have collected Frasera albomarginata in the Hualapai Mountains.

Other articles: Eastern Mojave Geology 320000

Locations: Kingman.  

Kingman

 

Other articles: U. S. Highway 66 at US I-40  

Junction: Arizona Highway 66, following the old route of US Highway 66 through Peach Springs.

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

Other articles: Frasera albomarginata in the Hualapai Mtns

Locations: Hualapai Mountains.  

Hualapai Mountains to the south.

Shreve may have collected Frasera albomarginata in the Hualapai Mountains.

Other articles: Blake Ranch Road at US I-40  

Exit 66: Blake Ranch Road, also known as County Highway 151 in part.

There is a locality of Frasera albomarginata about 1.5 miles south.

Other articles: U. S. Highway 66 at US I-40 Exit 121  

Seligman

Junction: Arizona Highway 66

Other articles: U. S. Highway 66 at US I-40 Exit 123  

Junction: Arizona Highway 66

Other articles: U. S. Highway 66 at US I-40 Exit 139  

Junction: Arizona Highway 66
 

Ash Fork

 

Other articles: Arizona Highway 89 at US I-40  

Junction: Arizona Highway 89, south to Prescott, and then US Highway 93 near Wickenburg.

Other articles: U. S. I-40 Business at Exit 161 near Williams  

Exit 161: Grand Canyon Avenue, west end of Williams.

Locations: Williams.  

Williams

 
  Exit 163: Grand Canyon Blvd

Other articles: Arizona Highway 64 at US I-40 U. S. I-40 Business near Williams  

Junction:
  • East Bill Williams Avenue, east end of Williams.
  • Arizona Highway 64, north to the Grand Canyon.

Other articles: Forest Road 141 at US I-40W  

Exit 167: S. Garland Prairie Rd, Forest Road 141, Circle Pines Road

Other articles: Forest Road 74 at I-40  

Exit 171: Ponderosa Road, Forest Road 74, Cool Pines Road

Other articles: Forest Road 141 at US I-40E

Locations: Maine.

Species Lists: Frasera speciosa  

Exit 178: Garland Prairie Road, to Parks on the north side of the highway, or the ATSF station of Maine on the south side of the road.

There is a collection of Frasera speciosa (George E. Osterhout 6997, 6/23/1928, RM 25887) described as "between Grand Canyon and Maine." Typically this is mapped at Tusayan. I think it more likely the collection was made closer to Maine, or perhaps near Sitgreaves Mountain, which is between Grand Canyon and Maine.

Other articles: U. S. I-40 Business at Exit 191  

Exit 191: US Interstate 40 Business, east into Flagstaff.

Other articles: Arizona Highway Alternate-89 in Flagstaff U. S. Hwy 89 somewhere in Flagstaff US Interstate 17 at US I-40  

Flagstaff

Exit 195:
  • US Interstate 17
    • South: to Phoenix, and Arizona Highway 89A through Oak Creek Canyon.
    • North into Flagstaff, and to US Highway 180, by way of S. Milton Rd.
  • US Highway 89, north through Page into Utah.
  • Arizona Alternate-89, southwest through Oak Creek canyon, via Sedona, to Prescott.

Locations: Rio de Flag.

Species Lists: Frasera speciosa  

Cross Rio de Flag
  Exit 198: East Butler Avenue

Other articles: U. S. I-40 Business at Country Club Dr  

Exit 201: US Interstate 40 Business, west into Flagstaff.

Other articles: US Highway 180 at Walnut Cyn Rd  

Exit 204:
  • US Highway 180
  • Historic U. S. Highway 66
  • Walnut Canyon Road

Other articles: County Road 394 at US I-40  

Winona

Exit 211: County Road 394 "Townsend-Winona Road"

Other articles: Arizona Highway 99 at US I-40  

Exit 245: Arizona Highway 99, north to Leupp.

Other articles: U. S. I-40 Business at Exit 252  

Exit 252: US Interstate 40 Business, W. 3rd St., west entrance to Winslow.

Locations: Winslow.  

Winslow

 

Other articles: Arizona Highway 87 at US I-40 U. S. I-40 Business at Exit 257  

Exit 257: US Interstate 40 Business, Arizona Highway 87, E. 3rd St, east entrance to Winslow.

Other articles: US Highway 180 at Holbrook  

Holbrook, Arizona

 

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

Other articles: Petrified Forest Road at USI-40 Frasera albomarginata at Petrified Forest Natl Pk

Locations: Petrified Forest National Park.  

Petrified Forest National Park

There are three collections of Frasera albomarginata from Petrified Forest National Park.

Other articles: US Highway 191 at US I-40  

Chambers

Junction: US Highway 191, north to Ganado and Chinle.

Other articles: US Highway 191 at US I-40  

Sanders

Junction: US Highway 191, south past Witch Wells to St. Johns.

Other articles: Indian Route 12 99000  

Junction: Indian Route 12, north to Window Rock.
  Arizona above …
New Mexico below …

Other articles: US Interstate 25 at Exit 226  

Exit 159: US Interstate 25
 

Albuquerque

 
 

Amarillo

 
 

 
 

Literature Cited

  A list of all literature cited by this web site can be found in the Bibliography.
  Adams, James D., and Dana A. York. 2005. Psorothamnus fremontii and Psorothamnus arborescens (Fabaceae) in California. Madroño. 52(4):258-261. {TAS}
  Harter, Russell G. 1972. Lava tubes at Pisgah Crater. pp. 2-10 in Halliday, William R., 1976. 20th Annual Convention of the National Speloological Society, White Salmon, Washington, 16 August 1972. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Vulcanospeleology and its Extraterrestrial Applications. {TAS-pdf} Scanned and made into PDF files by Bill Mixon, Association for Mexican Cave Studies, 2008
  Post, Douglas M. 1956. Studies in the Gentianaceae: Frasera and Swertia of North America. Ph.D. dissertation. University of California, Berkeley. 1956..
  Poulson, Simon R., and Barbara E. John. 2003. Stable isotope and trace element geochemistry of the basal Bouse Formation carbonate, southwestern United States: Implications for the Pliocene uplift history of the Colorado Plateau. GSA Bulletin. 115(4):434-444. {TAS-pdf}
  Ramos, F. C., and M. R. Reid. 2005. Distinguishing Melting of Heterogeneous Mantle Sources from Crustal Contamination: Insights from Sr Isotopes at the Phenocryst Scale, Pisgah Crater, California. Journal of Petrology. 45(5):999-1012.
  Sanders, Andrew C. n.d.. Crucifixion Thorn. {TAS-pdf} http://www/blm.gov/ca/pdfs/cdd_pdfs/crucif1/pdf
  Thompson, David G. 1929. The Mohave Desert Region, California. Water-Supply Paper 578. Washington, DC: United States Geological Survey, 1929. {TAS}
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Date and time this article was prepared: 3/21/2017 9:23:03 AM