Eastern Mojave Vegetation Smith Talc Road - Eastern Mojave Desert  

Tom Schweich  

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Full Size ImageKingston Range from the northwest.  


  • Mesquite Valley Road

Locations: Kingston Range.
Full Size ImageCanyon in the Kingston Mountains.  

In May 1998, I hiked up into this canyon in search of Kingston Mountains Ivesia (Ivesia patellifera). The purpose was to collect a fresh specimen for DNA studies by Barbara Ertter who studies this genus. It took me over an hour to climb up the boulder-strewn and rattlesnake-infested wash to the place shown here. Unfortunately, I chickened out when faced with climbing the slick rock face on the left.

Back in the Herbarium, looking at this picture, we decided that I had walked right past the Ivesia, and didn't see it. Oh well ... maybe next year.

Full Size ImageBeck Spring Mine  
The mine at Beck Spring in the Kingston Range.

Locations: Beck Spring.  


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• Excelsior Mine Road:   at Smith Talc Road;  

  • Excelsior Mine Road
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Date and time this article was prepared: 7/13/2024 8:03:15 AM