Eastern Mojave Vegetation Goat Ranch Cutoff, Mono County, California  

Tom Schweich  

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 Goat Ranch Cutoff goes from California Highway 167 near US Highway 395 to Goat Ranch at the mouth of Cottonwood Canyon. Because it passes by Hector Station, a stage stop on the former stage route between Bodie and Lundy, I think perhaps Goat Ranch Cutoff might follow that stage route.

Other articles: California Highway 167 at Goat Rch Ctf  

Junction: California Highway 167

Locations: Wilson Creek.  

Crossing Wilson Creek. Goat Ranch Cutoff is 4WD at the crossing of Wilson Creek. Last time I looked at it (June 2011), I decided not to try it because of a very sharp dip, and I wasn't interesting is getting out my shovel.

Other articles: Conway Ranch Road at Goat Rch Ctf  

Junction: Conway Ranch Road

Other articles: Field Notes 19 Jun 2011 19 Jun 2011 Coll. No. 760, 19 Jun 2011. 19 Jun 2011 Coll. No. 762, 19 Jun 2011. Coll. No. 763, 19 Jun 2011. Coll. No. 764.1, 19 Jun 2011 Mono Lake Basin Flora near Rancheria Gulch

Locations: Dunderberg Peak.
Full Size ImageView of Dunderberg Peak from Goat Ranch Cutoff  

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Two evening primroses growing together along Goat Ranch Cutoff
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Mono Lake to the south.
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Coll. No. 759, Camissonia parvula
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Coll. No. 760, Camissonia caespitosa var. marginata
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Coll. No. 761, Cryptantha watsonii
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Coll. No. 762, Cryptantha micrantha var. micrantha
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Coll. No. 763, Cryptantha circumscissa var. circumscissa
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Coll. No. 764.1, Chaenactis douglasii var. douglasii
Collection location on June 19, 2011.

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

Locations: Rancheria Gulch.  

Rancheria Gulch

The upper portions of Rancheria Gulch are included within Messick's (1982) flora of the Bodie Hills.

Other articles: Field Notes Coll. No. 764, 19 Jun 2011 19 Jun 2011, Coll. No. 765. Notes July 15th

Locations: Hector Station.
Full Size ImageColl. No. 764, a Thelypodium milleflorum, near Hector Station.  

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Coll. No. 765, Distichlis spicata
Hector Station

Other articles: Field Notes 20070626350
Full Size ImageGoat Ranch from the west.  

View of Goat Ranch from the west.

Other articles: Coyote Springs Road at Goat Ranch Cutoff Field Notes 26-Jun-07 at Bridgeport Cyn
Full Size ImageLower end of Bridgeport Canyon  

Junction: Coyote Springs Road, through Bridgeport Canyon to California Highway 270 at Mormon Meadow. This is the former route from the Mono Lake basin to Bridgeport.
  Crossing creek from Bridgeport Canyon

Other articles: Cottonwood Canyon Road at Goat Rch Ctf  

Junction: Cottonwood Canyon Road




Literature Cited

  A list of all literature cited by this web site can be found in the Bibliography.
  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.
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Date and time this article was prepared: 3/31/2020 1:08:05 PM