Eastern Mojave Vegetation Fish Slough Road, Inyo and Mono Counties, California  

Tom Schwiech  

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 Access to Fish Slough.

Part of the Fish Slough wetland was pioneered by Phillip Keough in 1890, who set up a stage stop near the northwest spring. The Fish Slough Road became a main wagon route to the prosperous mining camps of Benton Hot Springs, Bodie and Aurora. Freight and supplies were transported on this route, which also served as a cattle driveway. Settlers traveled this rutted and sandy road from as far north as Reno and Carson City.

  Junction: Black Rock Mine Road
  Junction: Chidago Canyon Road

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Petroglyphs near Fish Slough.

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Cow Camp near Fish Slough.



Literature Cited:
- Haller, J. Robert, Wayne R. Ferren, Jr., Ragan M. Callaway, Dennis C. Odion, and Frank W. Davis, 1992.
- Reynolds, Robert E., and David R. Jessey, 2009.

Other articles:
• Maps:   4 Apr 2009;

Locations: Fish Slough.  

Fish Slough

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Field Trip Day 2
Field Trip Stop 2-2, "Fish Slough," of the 2009 Desert Symposium (Reynolds and Jessey, 2009). Fault-aligned springs at Fish Slough have created a unique biological oasis containing rare or threatened species of plants and animals. The East Side Bluff is five miles long and 300 feet high. The boulders and cliffs of the fault scarps offer excellent hunting, perching, and nesting sites for raptors.

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Full Size ImageFish weir in Fish Slough  
Spring in Fish Slough

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View of Fish Slough to the northeast, White Mountains at left.

Other articles:
• Jean Blanc Road:   at multiple roads;
• Casa Diablo Mine Road:   at Jean Blanc Road;  

Junction: Jean Blanc Road, and Chalk Bluff Road, Casa Diablo Road.




Literature Cited

  A list of all literature cited by this web site can be found in the Bibliography.
  Haller, J. Robert, Wayne R. Ferren, Jr., Ragan M. Callaway, Dennis C. Odion, and Frank W. Davis. 1992. A Phytogeographic Comparison of the Vascular Flora of the Wetlands of Fish Slough with the Floras of Neighboring Desert Basins. pp. 211-222 in Hall, Jr., Clarence A, Victoria Doyle-Jones, and Barbara Widawski. White Mountain Research Station Symposium Volume 4. The History of water: Eastern Sierra Nevada, Owens Valley, White-Inyo mountains. White Mountain Research Station: University of California, 1992. {TAS-pdf} ISBN-10: 1879851040
  Reynolds, Robert E., and David R. Jessey. 2009. Landscape Evolution at an Active Plate Margin. The 2009 Desert Symposium Field Guide and Proceedings. Fullerton and Riverside, Ca: Desert Studies Consortium, California State University and LSA Associates, Inc., April 2009. {TAS}
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