Eastern Mojave Vegetation California Highway 270  

Tom Schweich  

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Cinnabar Canyon
Literature Cited
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Other articles: U. S. Highway 395 at CA Hwy 270  

Junction: US Highway 395
  California Highway 270 follows Clearwater Creek




Literature Cited:
- Bureau of Land Management, 2003.
- Chesterman, Charles W., 1968.

Other articles: Field Notes 20070626660

Locations: Big Alkali. Cinnabar Canyon.  

Cinnabar Canyon

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Entrance to Cinnabar Canyon
Road north. Appears to be best way to Big Alkali.

Other articles: Field Notes 21 Jun 2012
Full Size ImageSheep in lower Mormon Meadow  

Sheep at the lower end of Mormon Meadow

Other articles: Field Notes 26-Jun-07 at Mormon Mdw
Full Size ImageMormon Meadow looking northeast from the lower end.  

Other articles: Coyote Springs Road at California Highway 270 Field Notes 20070626640
Full Size ImageCoyote Springs Road at CA Hwy 270 in Mormon Meadow  

Junction: Coyote Springs Road, south into the Mono Lake basin by way of Bridgeport Canyon. This is the former route from Bridgeport to the Mono Lake basin.



Literature Cited:
- Wedertz, Frank S., 1978.

Other articles: Field Notes 26-Jun-07 at Mormon Mdw

Locations: Mormon Meadow.  

Mormon Meadow

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Mormon Meadow
Named for Col. Thomas J. Moorman, an 1850's resident of the area.
  Mormon Ranch

Other articles: Field Notes 20070626620
Full Size ImageUpper end of Mormon Meadow  

Looking southwest, downstream on Clearwater Creek, at the upper end of Mormon Meadow.

Other articles: Field Notes 20070626620
Full Size ImageUpper end of Mormon Meadow  

Looking northeast, upstream on Clearwater Creek, at the upper end of Mormon Meadow.

Literature Cited:
- Messick, T. H., 1982.

Locations: Mount Biedeman.
Full Size ImageMount Biedeman from the north side.  

Road to Mt Biedleman.

Mount Biedeman is within the area covered by Messick's (1982) flora of the Bodie Hills.

Other articles: Unknown Forest Road at CA Hwy 270  

Junction: Unknown Road, into uppermost Cottonwood Canyon drainage.

Locations: Mono Basin.  

Clearwater Creek (East Walker River) Basin above
Mono Lake basin (Cottonwood Canyon) below

Other articles: Field Notes 25 Jul 2010
Full Size ImageSmall lightning set fires in the Bodie Hills.  

View north of the highway towards some small lightning-set fires. This was the Potato Fire.

Other articles: Field Notes 25 Jul 2010
Full Size ImageAntelope in the Bodie Hills  

Antelope south of California Highway 270.

Other articles: Forest Road 01S27K in Big Sand Flat Field Notes 25 Jul 2010
Full Size ImageSmall exclosure in Bodie Hills.  

Small exclosure alongside the road.

Other articles: Field Notes Coll. No. 688 Coll. No. 689
Full Size ImagePotentilla biennis, Coll #688, Bodie Hills
Full Size ImageHorkelia fusca ssp. parviflora, Coll #689  

Cross Creek



Literature Cited:
- Chesterman, Charles W., 1968.
- Messick, T. H., 1982.

Other articles: Field Notes 20070626560 Mono Lake Basin Flora at Cottonwood Cyn

Locations: Murphy Spring.  

Murphy Spring

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Murphy Spring -- Full O' Cows
Type locality of the Murphy Spring Tuff Breccia.

While Annie Alexander and Louise collected here, this trip it was full of cows and not very inviting for botanizing.

Other articles: Field Notes 20070626550
Full Size ImageUpper Cottonwood Canyon from CA Highway 270  

View of Cottonwood Canyon from California Highway 270.

Other articles: Field Notes 20070626540
Full Size ImageMount Biedeman from pass west of Bodie  

View of Mount Biedeman with Tioga Crest in background.

Locations: Mono Basin.  

Mono Lake basin (Cottonwood Canyon) above
Rough Creek (East Walker River) Basin below

Other articles: Cottonwood Canyon Road near Bodie  

Junction: Cottonwood Canyon Road
  Bodie State Historic Park entrance station.
  Bypass Road



Literature Cited:
- Anders, George, 2006.
- Billeb, Emil B., 1968.
- Browne, J. Ross, 1863.
- Wasson, Jos., 1878.
- Wedertz, Frank S., 1969.

Locations: Bodie.  


Union Street
  Bypass Road

Other articles: Nevada Route 3C near Bodie  

Junction: Nevada State Route 3C




Literature Cited

  A list of all literature cited by this web site can be found in the Bibliography.
  Anders, George. 2006. This old ruin: a ghost town is suspended in time, thanks to handyman's invisible hand. Wall Street journal. {TAS-pdf}
  Billeb, Emil B. 1968. Mining Camp Days. Berkeley, CA: Howell-North Books, 1968. {TAS}
  Bureau of Land Management. 2003. Cinnabar Canyon Road Improvement. EA Number: CA-170-03-43. Bishop, CA: Bureau of Land Management, November 2003. {TAS-pdf}
  Browne, J. Ross. 1863. A Trip to Bodie Bluff and the Dead Sea of the West -- in 1863. Harper's New Monthly Magazine. Olympic Valley, California: Outbooks, 1978. {TAS}
  Chesterman, Charles W. 1968. Volcanic Geology of the Bodie Hills, Mono County. pp. 45-68 in Coats, Robert R., Richard L. Hay, and Charles A. Anderson. Studies in Volcanology: A Memoir in Honor of Howel Williams. Memoir 116. Boulder, Colorado: Geological Society of America, 1968. {TAS}
  Messick, T. H. 1982. Flora and phytogeography of the Bodie Hills of Mono County, California and Mineral County, Nevada, USA. M. A. Thesis. Arcata, California: Humboldt State University.
  Wasson, Jos. 1878. Bodie and Esmeralda. San Francisco, CA: Spaulding, Barto & Co., May, 1878. {TAS} Souvenir reprint 1963 by Wendell Hammon and Theron Fox.
  Wedertz, Frank S. 1969. Bodie: 1859-1900. Bishop, California: Sierra Media, Inc., 1969. {TAS}
  Wedertz, Frank S. 1978. Mono Diggings. Bishop, CA: Chalfant Press, 1978. {TAS}
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