Eastern Mojave Vegetation Irwin Road - Central Mojave Desert  
 

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Other Articles: Harry Wade Road: 14000  

Junction:
  • Harry Wade Road
  Full Size Image Field trip stop between Cave Spring and Denning Spring.   During a field trip stop between Cave Spring and Denning Spring, north of Fort Irwin, this group from the 1998 Desert Research Symposium has a discussion of east-west trending fault zones in the western Awawatz Mountains. The left-lateral Garlock fault zone is mapped along the base of the hills in the foreground. Telescope Peak in the Panamint Mountains can be seen in the distance. Southern Death Valley is in the right middle-ground.
  Full Size Image Beavertail cactus (Opuntia basilaris) near the northern boundary of Fort Irwin.   Beavertail cactus (Opuntia basilaris) near the northern boundary of Fort Irwin.
   

Fort Irwin National Training Center


Note: Travel by private citizens in Fort Irwin requires a military escort.
  Full Size Image Field trip stop and lunch break at Cave Spring, near Avawatz Pass.   During a field trip stop and lunch break at Cave Spring, near Avawatz Pass, this group from the 1998 Desert Research Symposium has a discussion of the archeological resources of the Fort Irwin area.

Literature Cited:
- Vredenburgh, Larry M, 1994.  

Locations: Cave Spring.  

Between 1883 and 1887, Cave Spring was a water and rest stop for wagons loaded with borax from Death Valley (Vredenburgh, 1994). It also operated as an automobile rest stop on the main road to Death Valley from Barstow until the 1920s.

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Cave Spring.

Literature Cited:
- Pavlis, Terry L., Laura Serpa, Bennie Troxel, Michael Dean, Theresa Hartman and Traci Rodosta, 1998.   Full 
Size Image Field trip stop on Irwin Road.  

During a field trip stop in the Drinkwater Valley, Terry Pavlis of the University of New Orleans discusses the evidence for 90 degrees of clockwise rotation of the Avawatz Mountains in the late Cenozoic (Pavlis et al., 1998).
    Note: Travel by private citizens in Fort Irwin requires a military escort.

Fort Irwin National Training Center

Other Articles: Unknown Road: at Irwin Rd  

Junction: BLM Road, into northwestern Calico Mountains.

Other Articles: Fort Irwin Road: at Irwin Rd  

Junction: Fort Irwin Road
    Junction: Old Yermo Cutoff

Other Articles: Copper City Road: 20000  

Junction:
  • Copper City Road

Other Articles: Fossil Bed Road: at Irwin Road Full Size Image View of Rainbow Basin Campground in the Early Morning.  

Junction:
  • Fossil Bed Road

Several miles west is the BLM Rainbow Basin campground and the Barstow Syncline.

Other Articles: Field Notes: 24 Apr 2010 Full 
Size Image Barstow as seen from Irwin Road  

 

Other Articles: Old California Highway 58: at Irwin Rd  

Junction:
  • Old Highway 58
   

Literature Cited

  A list of all literature cited by this web site can be found in the Bibliography.
 
Pavlis, Terry L., Laura Serpa, Bennie Troxel, Michael Dean, Theresa Hartman and Traci Rodosta. 1998. Late Cenozoic Deformation in the Eastern Fort Irwin and its Significance for the Tectonic History of the Garlock Fault System. pp. in Calzia, James P., and Robert E. Reynolds. 1998. Finding Faults in the Mojave: The 1998 Mojave Desert Quaternary Research Center Field Trip. San Bernardino County Museum Association Quarterly. 45(1, 2):76-83.
 
Vredenburgh, Larry M. 1994. Fort Irwin and Vicinity: History of Mining Development. pp. in Reynolds, Robert E. (ed.) 1994.. Off limits in the Mojave Desert: Field Trip Guidebook and Volume for the 1994 Mojave Desert Quaternary Research Center Field Trip to Fort Irwin and Surrounding Areas. San Bernardino County Museum Association Special Publication 94-1.

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Date and time this article was prepared: 9/2/2014 11:54:43 AM