Eastern Mojave Vegetation Field Notes (Continued)  
 

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   When I first read the field notes of Annie Alexander and Louise Kellogg, I was fascinated by the descriptions they wrote about the places they went and the plants and animals they found there. By publishing my field notes on the Internet I hope to follow a little bit in their tradition.

 

 

   

 

2024

 

 

   

 

January 2024

 

 

Other articles:
• Alley:   about even with front door;
Full Size ImageMuddy alley on 23 January 2024.
Full Size ImageMuddy alley on 23 January 2024.  

 

23 January 2024

 

 

Other articles:
• Alley:   just above sidewalk;
Full Size ImageMud on garage apron.  

 

30 January 2024

 

 

   

 

February 2024

 

 

Other articles:
• Alley:   at sidewalk;
Full Size ImageMuddy snow on the sidewalk.  

 

6 February 2024

Muddy conditions on the alley.

 

Other articles:
• Arapahoe Street:   at alley;
Full Size ImageMuddy water on its way to Clear Creek from the alley.  

 

Tuesday, 13 February 2024

 

 

Other articles:
• Magpie Gulch Trail:   social train down;
Full Size ImageUpper end of the shortcut trail.  

 

Wednesday, 14 February 2024

 

 

Other articles:
• Trail to Parkview Court:   at drain;
• Magpie Gulch Trail:   social train down;
Full Size ImageA walker on the social trail, calling to her dog that is off-leash in the yard at right center.
Full Size ImageA couple walking their dog on the social trail.  

 

Monday, 26 February 2024

 

 

   

 

March 2024

 

 

Other articles:
• Trail to Parkview Court:   at social trl jct;

Locations: New Loveland Mine Park.
Full Size ImageSocial trail at minor junction.  

 

Friday, 1 March 2024

 

 

Other articles:
• Illinois Street:   Illinois near 20th;
Full Size ImageSorbus aucuparia planted on Illinois Street.  

 

Saturday, 2 March 2024

Went looking at a Sorbus on Illinois Street after the Coffee with a Councilor.

 

Other articles:
• Arapahoe Street:   at alley;
Full Size Image19" of Snow on the Deck.  

 

Friday, 15 March 2024

Big snow day!

 

Other articles:
• 5th Street:  New Loveland Mine Park;

Locations: New Loveland Mine Park.
Full Size ImageSouth Table Mountain from New Loveland Mine Park.  

 

Monday, 25 March 2024

Another Spring snow.

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North Table Mountain from New Loveland Mine Park.

 

Other articles:
• Magpie Gulch Trail:   at lower end of social trail;  social trail Cyn Vw Dr;

Locations: New Loveland Mine Park.
Full Size ImageJunction of social trails with Magpie Gulch Trail.  

 

Wednesday, 27 March 2024

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South end of the shortcut social trail.
 

 

Other articles:
• Welch Ditch:   at marker;   along trail;   at junk car;  12990;   at stairs;
• Peaks to Plains Trail:   near Welch Ditch br.;   at s. bank;   at stairs;   at hd gate;   south bank;  48790;   at Grant Terry Bridge;

Locations: Clear Creek Canyon. Welch Ditch.
Full Size ImageThe east end of the Grant Terry Bridge.  

 

Friday, 29 March 2024

Peaks to Plains Trail

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Flat on the west side of the Grant Terry Bridge.
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Head gate of the Church Ditch.
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Jamesia americana on the cliff by the Tough Cuss Bridge.
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Welch Ditch suspension bridge.
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Commemorative Plaque for resonstruction of the Welch Ditch, 1932.
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Hops vines and cones on a Douglas fir.
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Junk car along the ditch.
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Gate on the Welch Ditch.
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Stairs between Peaks to Plains Trail and the Welch Ditch.
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West end of Grant Terry Bridge.

 

Other articles:
• 6th Street:   at end;
• Parkview Court:   near cul-de-sac.;   at cul de sac;
• Trail to Parkview Court:   at 6th;   e. edge of cul de sac;
Full Size ImageSiberian elm on Parkview Court.
Full Size ImageExit of social trail off of Parkview Court.  

 

Sunday, 31 March 2024.

Walk in the neighborhood.

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East end of social trail on 6th Street.

 

   

 

April 2024

 

 

Other articles:
• 5th Street:   at Illinois;
• Illinois Street:   at 5th;
• Maple Street:   at alley.;
• Trail to Parkview Court:   e. edge of cul de sac;
• Magpie Gulch Trail:   social trail to High Pt Dr;  social trail Cyn Vw Dr;  west of surge pong;
Full Size ImageLower end of social trail to High Point Drive.
Full Size ImageSocial trail to Canyon View Drive.  

 

Monday, 1 April 2024

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Surge pond at 2+ years.
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West on the social trail from Parkview Court.
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Alley between 5th and 6th Streets.
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Corner of 5th and Illinois.
 

 

Other articles:
• Golden Checklist Flora:  Linaria dalmatica;
Full Size ImageLinaria dalmatica sprouting.
Full Size ImageComparison of root cortex color.  

 

Thursday, 4 April 2024

Seeding and weeding at DeLong Park.

 

Other articles:
• Brumm Trail:  70000;   along road;  78000;
• Colorado Highway 72:  65490;  65510;  65560;

Locations: Coal Creek. Coal Creek Canyon.
Full Size ImageLooking west from parking area.  

 

Friday, 5 April 2024

Reconnaisance at Coal Creek Canyon Study Area.

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Looking east from parking area.
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Smashed picnic table beside Coal Creek.
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View west (up canyon) from pullout.
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View east (down canyon) in Coal Creek Canyon.
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View of canyon to the southwest.
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View out of the canyon to the east.
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View up canyon from the mouth of Coal Creek Canyon.
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Wide-angle view of Canyon 2 on left and Coal Creek Canyon on right.
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Brumm Trail up on the ridge.
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Looking west in the direction of Blue Mountain.
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Brumm Trail near the top of the ridge.
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View south from Brumm Trail.
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View east from Brumm Trail.

 

Locations: New Loveland Mine Park.
Full Size ImageView of Golden from New Loveland Mine Park at the height (depth?) of a 65% eclipse.  

 

Monday, 8 April 2024

 

 

Locations: Schweich Hill.
Full Size ImageOpuntia macrorhiza on Schweich Hill.
Full Size ImageOpuntia macrorhiza on Schweich Hill.  

 

Wednesday, 10 April 2024

Weeding at Schweich Hill.

 

Other articles:
• Blue Mountain Drive:   at fire stn;
• Colorado Highway 72:  65560;

Locations: Coal Creek Canyon Study Area, Lacey Parcel.
Full Size ImageDrainage S2 in the Lacey parcel of Coal Creek Canyon Study Area.  

 

Friday, 12 April 2024

Coal Creek Canyon Study Area

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Mystery plant emerging at Coal Creek Canyon.
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California Zephyr climbs the Moffat Route across the canyon.
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View from drainage S2 towards Fire Station 3.
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Drainage S2 from the low hill.
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Townsendia hookeri (?) on top of small hill.
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Pediocactus simpsonii on the dry flat below CO Highway 72.
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Opuntia fragilis on flat below highway.
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Coal Creek Canyon Study Area, 12 April 2024.
  3231   

Claytonia rosea

  3232   

Pulsatilla patens

   

 

Monday, 15 April 2024

 

Full Size ImageStaminate catkins on Coll. No. 3233, Populus deltoides.  
3233   

Populus deltoides, staminate catkins.

  3234   

Populus deltoides, staminate catkins.

   

 

Tuesday, 16 April 2024

 

Full Size ImagePistillate catkins on Coll. No. 3235, Populus deltoides.  
3235   

Populus deltoides, pistillate catkins.

   

 

Tuesday, 23 April 2024

Weeding at Schweich Hill.

 

Locations: Coal Creek Canyon Study Area, Lacey Parcel.
Full Size ImageView from the low hill in the northeast corner of the Lacey parcel.
Full Size ImagePulsatilla nuttalliana under Ponderosa pines.  

 

Wednesday, 24 April 2024

Coal Creek Canyon Study Area, Lacey Parcel, with John Vickery.

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Carduus nutans rosette.
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Small gulch above Coal Creek (S2.2)
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View across Coal Creek Canyon.
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Upper part of small gulch S2.2.
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View back across upper part of small gulch (S2.2).
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Viola canadensis out in an open sunny spot.
  3236   

Noccaea fendleri


Full Size ImageColl. No. 3237, Cirsium vulgare.  
3237   

Cirsium vulgare “Bull Thistle”

 

Locations: Schweich Hill.
Full Size ImageField Chickweed (Cerastium arvense var. strictum) on Schweich Hill.
Full Size ImagePackera fendleri on Schweich Hill.  

 

Tuesday, 30 April 2024

Weeding at Schweich Hill.

 

Other articles:
• Interstate 80:   at Exit 41;

Locations: Blacks Fork.
Full Size ImageLyman, Wyoming, across Blacks Fork.  

 

Wednesday, 1 May 2024.

Golden, CO, to Ogden, UT.

 

Other articles:
• Interstate 80:   at Rest Area;
Full Size ImageView east from Grassy Mountain Rest Stop.
Full Size ImageView east from Grassy Mountain Rest Stop.  

 

Thursday, 2 May 2024

Ogden, Utah, to Elko, Nevada.

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View west from Grassy Mountain Rest Stop.

Other articles:
• Interstate 80:   at Rest Area;
Full Size ImageSalt flats.  

 

Stop at the Salt Flats.

Other articles:
• Interstate 80:   at Exit 333 - Deeth;
Full Size ImageEast Humboldt Range from the Deeth exit.
Full Size ImageRuby Mountains from the Deeth Exit.  

 

Photography at the Deeth exit.

Locations: Elko.
Full Size ImageDining room at the Star Hotel.
Full Size ImageBaked lamb shoulder at the Star Hotel.  

 

Basque dinner at the Star Hotel.

   

 

Friday, 3 May 2024

Elko, NV, to Boise, ID.

Other articles:
• Nevada SR 225:  Adobe Summit;

Locations: Adobe Summit.
Full Size ImageLooking north from Adobe Summit.  

 

Adobe Summit.

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Adobe Summit, about where the downgrade warning sign is.

Other articles:
• Nevada SR 225:   near Pie Creek;  n. of summit;

Locations: Independence Mountains.
Full Size ImageIndependence Mountains to the northwest.  

 

View of the Indepencence Mountains to the northwest.

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NV 225 crosses Pie Creek.

Other articles:
• Nevada SR 225:   at Haystack Rnch;

Locations: Haystack Ranch.
Full Size ImageHaystack Ranch on Sheep Creek.  

 

Haystack Ranch and Sheep Creek.

Other articles:
• Nevada SR 225:   at Foreman Ck;

Locations: Foreman Creek.
Full Size ImageUnnamed ranch at Foreman Creek.  

 

Cross Foreman Creek.

Other articles:
• Nevada SR 225:   along hwy;
Full Size ImageView of highway to the north.  

 

Slope overlooking North Fork.

Other articles:
• Nevada SR 225:   at Holland Rch;

Locations: Holland Ranch.
Full Size ImageHolland Ranch across the North Fork Humboldt River.  

 

Holland Ranch

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Mailbox of the Holland Ranch.

Other articles:
• Nevada SR 225:   at Laing Ranch;

Locations: Laing Ranch.
Full Size ImageLaing Ranch with Independence Mountains in the background.  

 

Laing Ranch and North Fork

Other articles:
• Nevada SR 225:   at North Fork;

Locations: North Fork.
Full Size ImageNVDOT North Fork Maintenance Yard.  

 

North Fork

Other articles:
• Nevada SR 225:   at N Fk Ch Rd;
Full Size ImageIndependence Mountains from just north of North Fork.
Full Size ImageDrainage divide ahead at the red arrow.  

 

At North Fork Charleston Road.

Other articles:
• Nevada SR 225:   at divide;
Full Size ImageSnake River - Columbia Basin ahead  

 

At drainage divide.

Other articles:
• Nevada SR 225:   near Wild Horse;
Full Size ImageWild Horse and Reservoir ahead.  

 

Approaching Wild Horse.

Other articles:
• Nevada SR 225:  29900;
Full Size ImageWild Horse Reservoir with Independence Mountains.
Full Size ImageMertensia oblongifolia at Wild Horse Reservoir.  

 

Took a break at Wild Horse Reservoir State Park.

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Wild Horse Reservoir with Independence Mountains.

Other articles:
• Nevada SR 225:  29700;

Locations: Wild Horse Dam.
Full Size ImageSign for Wild Horse Dam.  

 

Wild Horse Dam.

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Water spilling over Wild Horse Dam.

Other articles:
• Nevada SR 225:   in the canyon;

Locations: Owyhee River.
Full Size ImageOwyhee River in the canyon.  

 
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Owyhee River in the canyon.
 

Other articles:
• Nevada SR 225:   at Mtn City;

Locations: Mountain City.
Full Size ImageEntering Mountain City.  

 

Mountain City.

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Mountain City.

Other articles:
• Idaho State Highway 51:   at Roll Inn Spr;

Locations: Roll Inn Spring.
Full Size ImageUSGS Monitoring Well at Roll Inn Spring.  

 

Roll Inn Spring, where we stopped to pee.

Other articles:
• Idaho State Highway 51:   at Grasmere;

Locations: Grasmere.
Full Size ImageGrasmere.  

 

Grasmere, Idaho.

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