Eastern Mojave Vegetation “Tilting Mesa Cut-Off,” North Table Mountain Park, Jefferson County, Colorado  
 

Tom Schweich  

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 Formerly a short “cut-off” between the Tilting Mesa Trail and the Mesa Top Trail. With the closure of the Mesa Top Trail along the north side of the pond, this segment has become part of the Mesa Top Trail.

Other articles: Mesa Top Trail at jct  

Junction: Mesa Top Trail, to the west and down the hill to North Table Loop. The former segment of the Mesa Top Trail to the east around the north edge of the pond has been closed because of repeated inundation and muddy conditions.

Other articles: Field Notes Coll. No. 1498, 12 Jul 2016 Coll. No. 1499, 12 Jul 2016
Full Size ImageColl. No. 1499, Elymus trachycaulus
Full Size ImageColl. No. 1498, Ranunculus cymbalaria  

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Coll. No. 1500, Potentilla norvegica
West edge of pond.

Other articles: Field Notes Coll. No. 1493, 12 Jul 2016 Coll. No. 1496, 12 Jul 2016 Coll. No. 1497, 12 Jul 2016
Full Size ImageColl. No. 1493, Achnatherum robustum
Full Size ImageColl. No. 1496, Ratibida columnifera  

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Coll. No. 1497, Ranunculus aquitilis var. diffusus
Collections near pond.

Other articles: Field Notes 20 Jul 2015
Full Size ImagePond near Mesa Top Trail.  

Pond near Tilting Mesa Trail.

Other articles: Field Notes Coll. No. 1231, 20 Jul 2015
Full Size ImageHabitat of Coll. No. 1231, Poa compressa  

Small patch of Poa beside trail.

Other articles: Golden Checklist Flora Centaurea diffusa Field Notes Coll. No. 1232, 20 Jul 2015 Coll. No. 1233, 20 Jul 2015
Full Size ImageColl. No. 1232, Eriogonum flavum var. flavum
Full Size ImageColl. No. 1232, Eriogonum flavum var. flavum  

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Coll. No. 1233, Centaurea diffusa
Plants collected east of trail.

Other articles: Golden Checklist Flora Hypericum perforatum Field Notes 20 Jul 2015 Coll. No. 1227, 20 Jul 2015 Coll. No. 1228, 20 Jul 2015 Coll. No. 1229, 20 Jul 2015
Full Size ImageSmall peaks in top of North Table Mountain
Full Size ImageColl. No. 1228, Ipomopsis aggregata ssp. candida  

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Coll. No. 1228, Hypericum perforatum
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Habitat of Coll. No. 1227, Bouteloua gracilis
Small saddle, spur road to radio tower, plants collected west of trail.

Other articles: Tilting Mesa Trail at spur  

Junction: Tilting Mesa Trail, to the south then west to North Table Loop at the basalt quarry.

The trail to the northeast, formerly the extension of the Tilting Mesa Trail, is now an integral part of the Mesa Top Trail.

 

 

   

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Date and time this article was prepared: 10/20/2019 9:59:29 AM