Eastern Mojave Vegetation Irwin Road - Central Mojave Desert  
 

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Full Size ImageField 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 ImageBeavertail 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 ImageField 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.
Full Size ImageCave 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.

Literature Cited:
- Pavlis, Terry L., Laura Serpa, Bennie Troxel, Michael Dean, Theresa Hartman and Traci Rodosta, 1998.
Full Size ImageField 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

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Full Size ImageView of Rainbow Basin Campground in the Early Morning.  

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

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Full Size ImageBarstow as seen from Irwin Road  

 

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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: 12/14/2014 3:07:22 PM