Eastern Mojave Vegetation Utah Highway 21  
 

Tom Schweich  

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 Utah Highway 21 goes from the Nevada-Utah border near Baker, Nevada through Milford and Minersville, to Beaver on Interstate 15.

Other articles: NV Highway 487 at Utah border  

Junction: NV Hwy 487, northwest past Baker and Great Basin National Park to US Highways 6 and 50.

Nevada above.


Utah below.

Locations: Snake Valley.
Full Size ImageThe beginning of Utah Highway 21  

 
  Junction: UT Hwy 159, north to US Highways 6 and 50.

Other articles: Field Notes 20050601080

Locations: Snake Range.
Full Size ImageLooking west into Nevada from Utah.  

I think this photo was taken from a point just west of Halfway Summit. The low hills at the left would then be the north end of the Mountain Home Range.
  Mormon Gap

Other articles: Frasera albomarginata 161387

Locations: Mountain Home Range.

Species Lists: Frasera speciosa  

Mountain Home Range to the southwest. No Frasera albomarginata collected there, but there is an S. L. Welsh collection of F. speciosa made there.

Locations: Antelope Valley.

Species Lists: Frasera albomarginata  

Antelope Valley. Possible locality of a collection of Frasera albomarginata.
 

Halfway Summit

Halfway Hills to the north
  Warm Cove to the north

Other articles: Frasera albomarginata 16138810

Locations: Warm Cove Ridge.  

Warm Cove Ridge to the north, on the east side of Warm Cove. There is a collection of Frasera albomarginata from a location called "Warm Point Ridge." However, I believe the correct name for the location is Warm Cove Ridge

Other articles: Field Notes 9-Jun-08 near Warm Point

Locations: Warm Point.
Full Size ImageWarm Point  

Warm Point to the north.

Other articles: Field Notes 20080609140
Full Size ImageWah Wah Mountains across Pine Valley, Utah  

  Millard County
Beaver County
  Desert Range Experimental Station to the north.

The Desert Range Experimental Station (DRES) is managed by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Other articles: Ferguson Desert Road at UT Hwy 21

Locations: Pine Valley.  

Pine Valley

 

Other articles: Ferguson Desert Road at UT Hwy 21

Locations: Pine Valley.  

Junction: Ferguson Desert Road, north past Crystal Peak Road, through the Ferguson Desert to US Highway 50.
  Sols Knoll

Other articles: Field Notes 9-Jun-08 west of Wah Wah Summit
Full Size ImageView just west of Wah Wah Summit  

View north across Utah Highway 21 at location west of Wah Wah Summit where Frasera albomarginata was found.

Other articles: Field Notes 9-Jun-08 west of Wah Wah Summit Frasera albomarginata Wah Wah Mtns
Full Size ImageLocation west of Wah Wah Summit where Frasera albomarginata was found.  

Frasera albomarginata has been collected 0.7 mile west of Wah Wah Summit.

Other articles: Field Notes 9-Jun-08 near Wah Wah Summit
Full Size ImageSmall Corypantha vivipara in bloom beside Utah Highway 21  

Small Mammallaria beside the road, just west of Wah Wah Summit.

Literature Cited:
- Friedrich, Anke M., and John M. Bartley, 2003.

Other articles: Field Notes 20050601070

Locations: Wah Wah Mountains. Wah Wah Summit.  

Wah Wah Summit

From a vantage point just north of the summit is a view of the highway west. Lots of grassland here.
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Looking west through Wah Wah Summit.

Other articles: Field Notes 20050601070

Locations: Wah Wah Mountains.
Full Size ImageLooking north into the Wah Wah Mountains from Wah Wah Summit.  

Bitterbrush, Junipers, and grassland north of the summit.

Full Size ImageLooking west near Wah Wah Summit.  
Looking up the hill, to the west, at the location Collection No. 548 was made.

Other articles: Field Notes 20080609120
Full Size ImageFrasera albomarginata location near Wah Wah Summit.  

Location of Frasera albomarginata along the highway.

Full Size ImageLooking east near Wah Wah Summit.  
Looking back down the hill, to the east, from where Collection No. 548 was made.

Other articles: Field Notes 20080609110 Frasera albomarginata Wah Wah Mtns

Locations: Wah Wah Springs.
Full Size ImageWah Wah Springs south of the highway.  

Wah Wah Springs to the south of the highway.

There is a single collection of Frasera albomarginata from Wah Wah Springs.

 

Wah Wah Valley

 
  Junction: Wah Wah Mines Road

Literature Cited:
- Hintze, Lehi F., and Fitzhugh D. Davis, 2002.

Other articles: Field Notes 20050601055

Locations: Wah Wah Mountains. Wah Wah Valley.  

 
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Looking west across Wah Wah Valley to the Wah Wah Mountains.

Other articles: FAQ Bee Hive Charcoal Ovens Field Notes 20050601050

Locations: Frisco. San Francisco Mountains.
Full Size ImageFrisco Mine workings.  

Main workings at the Frisco mine.

Other articles: Field Notes 20050601050

Locations: Frisco.
Full Size ImagePlaque for town of Frisco.  

Frisco

A typical mining town at the foot of the San Francisco Mountains was fed by the fabulously rich horn silver mine. By 1885 over $60,000,000 in zinc, copper, lead, silver, and gold were hauled away by mule train and the Utah Central Railroad. Water was shipped in as well as all supplies. The the mine caved and people moved away, leaving only a few families of the 4,000 population to maintain their homes, stores, school, and church. By the 1920's only memories and the shifting sands were left. Other possible names were: Horn Silver Camp and Silver Desert Camp.

Other articles: Field Notes 20050601050

Locations: Frisco. San Francisco Mountains.
Full Size ImageBee Hive ovens at the Frisco Mine, Utah.  

Bee Hive ovens at Frisco

Other articles: Field Notes 20080609093
Full Size ImageView east to Milford and the Mineral Mountains  

View east (downslope) to Milford and the Mineral Mountains.

Other articles: Field Notes June 1st, west from Beaver, UT.

Locations: San Francisco Mountains.
Full Size ImageView westward of the San Francisco Mountains from near Milford, Utah.  

Leaving Milford westward the road climbs onto a low mesa, from which the San Francisco Mountains can be seen to the west, and the Pine Valley Mountains can be seen in the distance to the south.

Other articles: Field Notes June 1st, west from Beaver, UT.

Locations: Pine Valley Mountains.
Full Size ImageView south from near Milford.  

 

Locations: Milford.  

Milford

Since 1950, when Milford's population was at its highest number--1,673 residents--the number of residents has declined steadily--to 1,106 in 1990. Still, the community has a high school, library, Southern Baptist church, Catholic church, and two LDS wards. The Union Pacific Railroad is the community's largest employer.

Other articles: Thermal Road at US Hwy 21  

Junction: Flat Road, to Thermal Road and Utah Highway 129.

Thermal Road connects to Jockey Road for access to the southern portion of the Wah Wah Mountains.

Other articles: Utah Highway 130 at UT Hwy 21

Locations: Minersville.  

Minersville

Minersville was settled in the spring of 1859 and as of 2000 has a population of 817. Utah Highway 21 approaches from Beaver on the east, pass by Minersville on the north and then turns north towards Milford. Utah Highway 130 passes southward through Minersville on Center Street and continues south through the valley towards Cedar City.

Junction: Utah Highway 130, south to Enoch and US Interstate 15 near Cedar City.

Other articles: Interstate 15 Beaver  

Beaver

Junction: US I-15, south to Saint George, or north to Salt Lake City.
 

Literature Cited

  A list of all literature cited by this web site can be found in the Bibliography.
  Friedrich, Anke M., and John M. Bartley. 2003. Three-dimensional structural reconstruction of a thrust system overprinted by postorogenic extension, Wah Wah thrust zone, southwestern Utah. GSA Bulletin. 115(12):1473-1491. {TAS-pdf}
  Hintze, Lehi F., and Fitzhugh D. Davis. 2002. GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE WAH WAH MOUNTAINS NORTH 30' x 60' QUADRANGLE AND PART OF THE GARRISON 30' x 60' QUADRANGLE, SOUTHWEST MILLARD COUNTY AND PART OF BEAVER COUNTY, UTAH. Utah Geological Survey, Map 182.
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