Eastern Mojave Vegetation Nightbird Gulch Trail, Mount Galbraith Park, Jefferson County, Colorado  
 

Tom Schweich  

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 Climbs from Golden up onto Mount Galbraith, measured length 1.7 mi (2.7 km), climb 908 ft (277 m).
  Junction: Cedar Gulch Trail, Mount Galbraith Loop Trail.

Other articles:
• Field Notes:  Sunday, May 3rd;   Obs. No. 1096, 3 May 2015;
Full Size ImageView northeast out of Mount Galbraith Park.
Full Size ImageView southeast down Nightbird Gulch.  

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Hikers on the Mount Galbraith Loop (above) and Cedar Gulch Trail (below).
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Obs. No. 1096, Echinocereus viridiflorus
Saddle at head of Nightbird Gulch.

Other articles:
• Field Notes:   Coll. No. 1099, 3 May 2015;

Locations: Mount Galbraith Park.
Full Size ImageColl. No. 1099, Potentilla  

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Coll. No. 1099, Potentilla fissa
Coll. No. 1099 Potentilla and Coll. No. 1100 Erysimum collected in the rocks above the trail.
  Point of rocks, trail above turns west.

Other articles:
• Field Notes:   Coll. No. 1101, 3 May 2015;
Full Size ImageHabitat of Coll. No. 1101, Agoseris parviflora
Full Size ImageColl. No. 1101, Agoseris parviflora  

Agoseris parviflora on the little ridge to the north.

Other articles:
• Golden Checklist Flora:   up. wash.;
• Field Notes:  Friday, November 24th;
Full Size ImageView of North Washington Open Space from Mount Galbraith
Full Size ImageColorado School of Mines with Green Mountain in the background  

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Downtown Denver from Mt. Galbraith.
Point of rocks, trail above turns southwest.

Other articles:
• Field Notes:  Friday, November 24th;
Full Size ImageRevegetation area on southeast slope of Mt. Galbraith  

Trail runs north-south above revegetation plot.
  Switchback, trail above turns north.

Other articles:
• Field Notes:  Sunday, May 3rd;
Full Size ImageNightbird Gulch Trail skirts a small flat that is closed for revegetation.  

The trail runs beside a flat, closed to permit revegetation.

Other articles:
• Field Notes:  Friday, November 24th;
Full Size ImageNorth Washington Open Space from lower slopes of Mount Galbraith  

Point of rocks, trail above turns south.

Other articles:
• Field Notes:  Sunday, May 3rd;
Full Size ImageNothocalais cuspidata on the Nightbird Gulch Trail  

Nothocalais cuspidata along the Nightbird Gulch Trail.
  Trail above turns north.

Other articles:
• Field Notes:  Sunday, May 3rd;
Full Size ImageCryptantha virgata beside the Nightbird Gulch Trail.
Full Size ImageCryptantha virgata beside the Nightbird Gulch Trail.  

Cryptantha virgata beside the Nightbird Gulch Trail.
  Switch back, trail above turns east.

Other articles:
• Field Notes:  Friday, November 24th;
Full Size ImageYay! Dog poop in a bag!  

Trail marker, thoughtfully left by dog owner.

Other articles:
• Field Notes:  Sunday, May 3rd;
Full Size ImageOrobanche fasciculatum in Nightbird Gulch  

Orobanche fasciculata along the Nightbird Gulch Trail.

Other articles:
• Field Notes:  Sunday, May 3rd;

Locations: Nightbird Gulch.
Full Size ImageView west, up Nightbird Gulch to sallde.  

View up Nightbird Gulch.
  Point of rocks, trail above turns west northwest.

Other articles:
• Field Notes:  Sunday, May 3rd;
Full Size ImageLower portion of Nightbird Gulch Trail.  

View south on lower Nightbird Gulch Trail.

Other articles:
• Field Notes:  Friday, November 11th;
Full Size ImageUpper Washington Open Space as seen from lower slopes of Mount Galbraith  

Switch back, trail above turns south.

Other articles:
• Field Notes:   Coll. No. 1060, 28 Aug 2014;
Full Size ImageDissected spikelet pair of Coll. No. 1060, Andropogon gerardii  

Location of Coll. No. 1060, Andropogon gerardii

Other articles:
• Canyon Point Circle:   at t. h.;
• Field Notes:  Friday, November 24th;
Full Size ImageMap of Nightbird Gulch Trail.  

Trailhead: Canyon Point Circle

 

 

   

Literature Cited

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Date and time this article was prepared: 5/31/2020 9:18:30 PM