Eastern Mojave Vegetation Dobie Meadows Road, Mono County, California  
 

Tom Schweich  

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 From Cottonwood Canyon Road near Goat Ranch, around the east side of Mono Lake, to California Highway 120 in Adobe Valley. Also Mono County Road No. 3027, and Inyo National Forest Road 03N01 between California Highway 167 and California Highway 120.

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• Cottonwood Canyon Road:   at Dobie Meadows Road;  

Junction: Cottonwood Canyon Road

Locations: Goat Ranch.  

 

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• Field Notes:   23 Sep 2006;

Locations: Lime Kiln.
Full Size ImageLime Kiln, north shore Mono Lake.  

Lime Kiln

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• Trench Canyon Road:   at Dobie Mdws Rd;  

Junction: Road through Trench Canyon

Full Size ImageLooking northwest on Dobie Meadows Road  

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• California Highway 167:   at Dobie Meadows Road;  

Junction: California Highway 167, west to US Hwy 395 near Lee Vining, or east to Nevada.

Full Size ImageLooking southeast on Dobie Meadows Road  

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• Field Notes:  20090707040;  Coll. No. 573, 7 Jul 2009;  Coll. No. 574, 7 Jul 2009;  Coll. No. 575, 7 Jul 2009;  Coll. No. 576, 7 Jul 2009;
Full Size ImageStabilized dune beside the road.
Full Size ImageCollection #573, Tiquilia nuttallii  

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Coll. No. 574, Eriogonum nummulare
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Collection #575
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Collection #576 Psoralidium lanceolatum alongside Adobe Meadows Road.
 
  Junction: Pole Line Road

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• Field Notes:   23 Sep 2006;

Locations: Alameda Well.
Full Size ImageAlameda Well and buildings, from outside the fence.  

Alameda Well to the west.

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• Forest Road 3N101:   at Dobie Mdws Rd;  

Junction: Forest Road 3N101, into and through Deep Cañon.

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• Field Notes:  Coll. No. 577, 7 Jul 2009;
Full Size ImageOrobanche corymbosa, Collection No. 577
Full Size ImageStabilized dune in Mono Valley  

Location of my collection no 577, Orobanche corymbosa

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• Field Notes:   23 Sep 2006;
Full Size ImageLooking north, north of the Adobe Hills.  

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• Field Notes:  Coll. No. 578, 7 Jul 2009;
Full Size ImageColl. No. 578, Astragalus lentiginosus var. floribundus beside the road.  

Lower limit of Astragalus.

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• Forest Road 3N02:   at Dobie Mdws;  

Junction: Forest Road 3N02 road to Deep Wells.
  A little track climbs the hill to the north to a small promontory.

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• Field Notes:   near Adobe Hills Spillway;
Full Size ImageView to south of the spillway.  

Dobie Meadows Road climbs to Adobe Hills Spillway.

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• Field Notes:   near Adobe Hills Spillway;   Coll. No. 579, near Adobe Hills Spillway;   near Adobe Hills Spillway;
Full Size ImageThelypodium milleflorum, Coll. No. 579
Full Size ImageCollecting Location near the Adobe Hills Spillway.  

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Coll. No. 580 Aliciella monoensis near Adobe Hills Spillway.
Location of collections nos. 579, 580, and 581.

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• Field Notes:   at Adobe Hills Spillway;   at Adobe Hills Spillway;   Coll. No. 618, 29 Jun 2010;
Full Size ImageSnail shells in sediments
Full Size ImageView north from Adobe Hills Spillway  

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Coll. No. 582, Ipomopsis congesta
 

Locations: Mono Basin.  

Mono Lake basin above, to the north …

 

 

Literature Cited:
- Reheis, Marith C., Scott Stine, and Andrei M. Sarna-Wojcicki, 2002.

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• Field Notes:   23 Sep 06 at spillway,;   Coll. No. 618, 29 Jun 2010;  Coll. No. 619, 29 Jun 2010;   Coll. No. 620, 29 Jun 2010.;
• Mono Lake Basin Flora:   at Adobe Hills Spillway;

Locations: Adobe Hills Spillway.  

Abobe Hills Spillway

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Location of Adobe Hills Spillway
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Looking north across the spillway.
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Coll. No. 618, Ipomopsis congesta at the Adobe Hills Spillway
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Collection No. 619, Astragalus lentiginosus var. floribundus
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Collection No. 619, Astragalus lentiginosus var. floribundus
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Collection No. 620, Chaenactis douglasii
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Collection No. 620, Chaenactis douglasii
Pleistocene Lake Mono overflowed to south through Adobe Valley and Benton to the Owens River.

Ipomopsis congesta, typically found in the high passes, such as Koip Pass, Parker Pass, and Tioga Crest, has been collected on the fresh water sandstone at the Adobe Hills Spillway.

 
Adobe Valley (Owens River) below, to the south …

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• Field Notes:   23 Sep 06 in Adobe Hills.;
Full Size ImageLooking downstream from the spillway.  

Looking downstream from the spillway.

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• Field Notes:   23 Sep 06 in Adobe Hills;
Full Size ImageAdobe Hills Spillway from the south,  

Closer view of the spillway from the ridge to the south of the spillway. Water would come over the spillway toward the viewer.

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• Field Notes:   23 Sep 06 near Adobe Hills Spillway;
Full Size ImageAdobe Hills Spillway from a distance.  

View of the spillway area from the ridge immediately to the south.

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• Forest Road 02N114:   at 03N01;  

Junction: Forest Road 02N114

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• Field Notes:  23 Sep 06;
Full Size ImageLook ahead on Dobie Meadows Road  

Looking north on Dobie Meadows Road.

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• Field Notes:  23 Sep 06;
Full Size ImageLooking into Adobe Valley.  

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• Field Notes:   in Adobe Valley;
Full Size ImageWild horse in Adobe Valley.  

Wild horse in Adobe Valley.

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• Forest Road 01N112:   at 03N01;  

Junction: Forest Road 01N112

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• Field Notes:   29 Jun 2010;
Full Size ImageView north on Dobie Meadows Road.  

 

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• Field Notes:   in Adobe Valley;
Full Size ImageGlass Mountain from Adobe Valley  

View of Glass Mountain to the southwest.

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• Field Notes:   23 Sep 2006;
Full Size ImageThe southern end of Dobie Meadows Road.  

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• California Highway 120:   at Dobie Meadows Road;  

Junction: California Highway 120, west to US Highway 395 south of Lee Vining, or east to US Highway 6 at Benton.

 

 

   

Literature Cited

  A list of all literature cited by this web site can be found in the Bibliography.
  Reheis, Marith C., Scott Stine, and Andrei M. Sarna-Wojcicki. 2002. Drainage reversals in Mono Basin during the late Pliocene and Pleistocene. GSA Bulletin. 114(8):991-1006. {TAS-pdf}
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