Eastern Mojave Vegetation California Highway 58  
 

Tom Schweich  

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Other articles: U. S. Highway 101 near Santa Margarita

Locations: Santa Margarita.
Full Size ImageSanta Margarita Feed and Supply  

Santa Margarita

Junction: US Highway 101, north through the Salinas Valley to San Francisco, south to San Luis Obispo and then along the coast to Los Angeles.

Other articles: Pozo Road at Estrada Rd  

Corner of Estrada Road and W. Pozo Road.

Other articles: Pozo Road at CA Hwy 58  

Corner of West Pozo Road and Calf Canyon Road

Other articles: Shell Creek Road 90000

Locations: Shell Creek.
Full Size ImageShell Creek near Highway 58  

Shell Creek

This small creek drains north to Shandon, where it joins the Estrella River.

Other articles: Pozo Road at CA Hwy 58  

Junction: Pozo Road

Other articles: Soda Lake Road at CA Hwy 58  

Junction: Soda Lake Road, south to Soda Lake and beyond.

Locations: Carrizo Plain.
Full Size ImageCarrizo Plain  

Carrizo Plain

This large land-locked valley was formed by the San Andreas Rift Zone, which runs along the east side fot he valley.

Locations: Temblor Range.
Full Size ImageHighway 58 approaches the west side of the Temblor Range.  

The climb to the summit of the Temblor Range from Carrizo Plain is short and steep.

Other articles: Seven Mile Road at CA Hwy 58  

Junction: Seven Mile Road

Turn right (south) here for Elkhorn Road and to tour the San Andreas Fault.

Locations: Temblor Range.
Full Size ImageMeadow in Temblor Range  

Small meadow at the summit of California Highway 58 where is crosses the Temblor Range,

Locations: Temblor Range.
Full Size ImageSan Joaquin Valley from the Temblor Range  

California Highway 58 descends from the summit of the Temblor Range into the San Joaquin Valley.

Full Size ImageOil Well near McKittrick, CA  
Oil well beside California Highway 58 west of McKittrick.

Other articles: California Highway 33 near McKittrick  

Junction: California Highway 33, south to Taft, Maricopa, Ojai and Ventura.

Locations: McKittrick.
Full Size ImageView of the town of McKittrick.  

McKittrick

McKittrick is an oil town in the southeastern San Joaquin Valley.

Other articles: California Highway 33 near McKittrick  

Junction California Highway 33, north to Avenal and Coalinga.

Other articles: Field Notes 20050419060

Locations: San Joaquin Valley.
Full Size ImageLooking west from California Highway 58, Cymric Oil Field on ridge.  

View of the Cymric Oil Field from beside California Highway 58. The town of McKittrick is on the other side of the foreground ridge.

Other articles: Field Notes 20050419060

Locations: San Joaquin Valley.
Full Size ImageLooking northeast toward Buttonwillow along California Highway 58.  

View of the San Joaquin Valley, looking northeast toward Buttonwillow.

Full Size ImageCalifornia Aqueduct.  
California Highway 58 crosses the California Aqueduct near Buttonwillow.

Full Size ImageHighway 58 Through Buttonwillow  

Buttonwillow

 

Full Size ImageCooperative Cotton Gin near Buttonwillow.  
Cotton is a major crop in the southern San Joaquin Valley. This large cooperative cotton gin is along California Highway 58 near Buttonwillow.

Other articles: U. S. Interstate 5 Buttonwillow Junction
Full Size ImageBusinesses at Buttonwillow Junction  

Junction:
  • U. S. Interstate 5

Other articles: CA Hwy 178 Bakersfield CA Hwy 99 at CA Hwy 58

Locations: Bakersfield.  

Bakersfield

Junction:
  • California Highway 178, east over Walker Pass to Inyokern.
  • U. S. Highway 99, up and down the Great Valley.

Other articles: Field Notes 20050425020
Full Size ImageThe 4Runner with 100,000 Miles.  

As I was descending into Bakersfield on California Highway 58 on April 25, 2005, the 4Runner turned over 100,000 miles at General Beale Road. We got off to buy some produce and to take this photo.

Other articles: Field Notes 21 Apr 2010
Full Size ImageView of Tehachapi after a small snow storm in April 2010  

 
 

Tehachapi

 

Locations: Tehachapi.
Full Size ImageTehachapi Valley and its Windmills.  

View across the Tehachapi Valley to windmills on the Tehachapi Mountains.

Literature Cited:
- Deaver, Bill, 1967.
- Deaver, Marion, 1967.

Other articles: California Highway 14 in Mojave

Locations: Kramer Junction. Mojave.  

Mojave

Junction:
  • California Highway 14, north, through Red Rock Canyon to U. S. Highway 395 and the Owens Valley.
  • California Highway 14, south, through Lancaster and Palmdale to Los Angeles.

Locations: Boron.
Full Size ImageUS Borax Plant at Boron.  

Locations: Boron.  

Boron

 

Other articles: Field Notes 20010527070
Full Size ImagePresent Day Kramer Station.  

Kramer Station, near crossing of Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad.

Other articles: U. S. Highway 395 at Kramer Jct  

Kramer Junction

Junction: U. S. Highway 395

Turn north on U. S. Highway 395 for the Randsburg mining area, Ridgecrest, and the Owens Valley.

Other articles: Harper Lake Road at CA Hwy 58 Helendale Road at CA Hwy 58  

Junction: Helendale Road

Other articles: Hinkley Road 50000  

Junction: Hinkley Road. Turn north on Hinkley Road for access to Black Canyon Road and Opal Mountain Road.

Other articles: Lenwood Road 60000  

Junction: Lenwood Road. Turn north on Lenwood Road for Old Highway 58, on the north side of Barstow.

Other articles: U. S. Highway 66 at CA Hwy 58  

Junction: Main Street and National Trails Highway, old US Highway 66.

Other articles: Interstate 15 at CA Hwy 58

Locations: Barstow.  

Barstow

Junction: US Interstate 15

California city, crossroads for early emigrant trails, railroads and highways in the California Desert, on the Mojave River. Once a small mining center and railroad town in California's Mojave Desert, Barstow is located at the junction of 3 major highways -- Interstate 15, Interstate 40 and State Highway 58. It is centrally located in the western Mojave at the entrance to the Mojave National Preserve and is home of the U.S. Army National Training Center, Marine Corps Logistics Base, NASA's Goldstone Deep Space Network and Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railroad Yards. Population is 21,500 and elevation is 2,106 feet above sea level.

 

Literature Cited

  A list of all literature cited by this web site can be found in the Bibliography.
  Deaver, Bill. 1967. Mojave and its Railroad History. pp. 77-84 in Settle, Glen A., 1967. Along the Rails From Lancaster to Mojave. Rosamond, California 93560: Kern-Antelope Historical Society Inc., 1967. {TAS}
  Deaver, Marion. 1967. History of Mojave. pp. 73-76 in Settle, Glen A., 1967. Along the Rails From Lancaster to Mojave. Rosamond, California 93560: Kern-Antelope Historical Society Inc., 1967. {TAS}
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Date and time this article was prepared: 12/14/2014 3:04:22 PM