Eastern Mojave Vegetation U. S. Highway 50  
 

Tom Schweich  

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Other articles: Interstate 80 18000  

Junction: U. S. Interstate 80, west to San Francisco, or east through Sacramento, and over the Sierra Nevada.
 

West Sacramento

 
  Bridge over the Sacramento
Sacramento City Limits

Other articles: CA Hwy 99 33800 U. S. Interstate 5 50200  

Junction:
  • US I-5, north through Red Bluff and Redding to Oregon and Washington, south to Los Angeles.
  • US Hwy 99,north up to east side fo the Sacramento, rejoining US Interstate 5 at Red Bluff, south through Fresno and Bakersfield, rejoining US Interstate 5 near the Grapevine.

Other articles: CA Hwy 99 34400  

Sacramento

Junction: California Highway 99, south to Fresno and Bakersfield, rejoining US Interstate 5 near the Grapevine.
  Sacramento City Limits

Other articles: California Highway 49 at US Hwy 50  

Placerville

Junction: California Highway 49, south to Jackson, Angels Camp, Sonora, etc., or north to Auburn and the Yuba River.
 

Echo Summit

Elevation: 7377 ft (2248 m).

Other articles: Field Notes 31-Jul-04  

 

Other articles: California Highway 89 at US Hwy 50 West  

Junction:California Highway 89, south over Luther Pass to Hope Valley, through Markleville, and then over Monitor Pass to US Hwy 395.

Other articles: California Highway 89 at US Hwy 50 East  

Junction: California Highway 89, north on the west side of Lake Tahoe to Truckee, Lassen National Park, and ultimately to Mount Shasta.

Locations: Lake Tahoe.
Full Size ImageLake Tahoe as seen from the south.  

South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe
  California above …
Nevada below …
  Lake Tahoe State Park -- Cave Rock Unit.

Literature Cited:
- Schweickert, Richard A, Mary M. Lahren, Robert Karlin, Jim Howle, and Ken Smith, 2000.

Locations: Cave Rock.  

Cave Rock.

Prominent hornblende trachyte plug, eroded by wave action during probable Tahoe-age highstands of Lake Tahoe. Tsumani wave heights of up to 6m could be expected here. An 1879 issue of the San Francisco Examiner reporteda possible tsunami at Glenbrook, and attributed collapse of rocks at Cave Rock to this event (Schweickert, et al., 2000, p. 14).

  Junction:Nevada Highway 207, east over Daggett Pass and into the Carson Valley.
  Shakespeare Point

Locations: Glenbrook.  

Glenbrook

Literature Cited:
- Schweickert, Richard A, Mary M. Lahren, Robert Karlin, Jim Howle, and Ken Smith, 2000.  

Captain Pomin Rock to the north and west of US Hwy 50 is a hornblende latite plug that intrudes a hornblende trachyte unit (Schweickert, et al., 2000).

Other articles: Nevada Highway 28 Spooner Junction  

Spooner Junction, Junction:
  • Nevada Highway 28
 

Spooner Summit

 
  Junction: U. S. Highway 395, South, From this junction, US Hwy 50 continues west to Lake Tahoe and Sacramento. US Hwy 395 continues south to Bridgeport, Bishop, etc.
 

Carson City

 

Other articles: U. S. Highway 395 at US Hwy 50 East at US Hwy 50 West  

Junction: U. S. Highway 395, North , From this junction, US Hwy 50 continues east across central Nevada. US Hwy 395 continues north to Reno.
 

Empire

 

Other articles: Nevada State Route 341 at US Hwy 50  

Junction: Nevada Highway 341, Turn off to Virginia City.
 

Dayton

 
 

Silver Springs

Junction: Alt U. S. Highway 95.
  Lyon County, Nevada
Churchill County, Nevada

Other articles: U. S. Hwy Alt-50 Junction  

Junction: U. S. Highway Alternate 50, northwest to U. S. Interstate 80 at Fernley, Nevada. Typically, we exit US Hwy 50 here and go to I-80 to cross the Sierra Nevada.

Other articles: U. S. Highway 95 at US Hwy 50.

Locations: Fallon.  

Fallon

Junction: U. S. Highway 95
  Grimes Point Archeological Area.
 

Salt Wells

Salt Wells Brothel.

Literature Cited:
- Caskey, S. John, John W. Bell, and D. Burton Slemmons, 2000.

Locations: Rainbow Mountain.  

Turnoff to Rainbow Mountain, ~0.4 miles southeast of the Salt Wells Brothel. This would be the location of Caskey, Bell, and Slemmons (2000) field trip Stop 1, Wave-modified Paleoscarp (?) and 6 July 1954 Fault Ruptures, about 2.5 miles north.
 

Eight Mile Flat

Salt dry lake.

Literature Cited:
- Caskey, S. John, John W. Bell, and D. Burton Slemmons, 2000.  

Road south-southeast to Huck Salt Mine. Hike 0.3 miles south to Stop 2, Channel Exposure and Holocene Paleoseismicity on the Four Mile Flat Fault, of Caskey, Bell, and Slemmons (2000).

Four Mile Flat of the Salt Wells Basin is to the southeast, whereas Eight Mile Flat is to the northwest.

Literature Cited:
- Criswell, D. R., J. F. Lindsay, and D. L. Reasoner, 1975.
- Pavlik, Bruce Michael, 1985.
- Trexler, Dennis T., and Wilton N. Melhorn, 1986.
- Trimble, Stephen, 1989.

Other articles: FAQ Singing Sands Field Notes 20020605330 Singing and Booming Sand Dunes Sand Mountain, Nevada

Locations: Sand Mountain.  

Sand Mountain

Just off U. S. Highway 50 east of Fallon, Nevada, on the edge of Four Mile Flat, probably is the biggest Great Basin dune. In Blue Highways, William Least Heat Moon describes it as "a single massive mound of tawny sand . . . of such size that, while it wasn't perhaps big enough to be a mountain by everybody's definition, it was surely more than a dune." ... Sand Mountain is one of several dunes known to make singing or booming sounds when the sand is set in motion down the slip face. Shearing between adjacent layers of moving sand appears to cause the sounds; although, the cause is by no means settled (Trexler and Melhorn, 1986). E. Raymond Hall introduced his 1946 classic Mammals of Nevada with a walk around Sand Mountain, where small mammals occur in a density equaled in few other habitats (Trimble, 1989)."
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Sand Mountain, as seen from US. Highway 50
 

Sand Springs Range

 
 

Sand Springs Pass

 
  Junction: Nevada Highway 839

Other articles: FAQ Frenchman, NV

Locations: Frenchman.  

Frenchman

 

Locations: Dixie Valley.  

Dixie Valley, to the north.
 

Fairview Valley

Military Restricted Area.
  Fairview Historical Marker
  Junction: Nevada Highway 121, North, into Dixie Valley

Locations: Fairview Peak.  

Fairview Peak
 

Drumm Summit

 

Literature Cited:
- Slemmons, David B., and John W. Bell, 1987.

Other articles: Field Notes 2-Jun-05 Fairview Peak Road 10000

Locations: Fairview Peak.  

Road south 5.5 miles to "Earthquake Fault," BLM sign.

The Fairview Peak fault zone is the most readily accessible area of 14 examples of historical surface faulting in the Basin and Range Province. It also provides a classic example of the kinds of seismo tectonic events that, with many repetitions in the last 10 or 20 million years, have developed the geologic features of this province (Slemmons, David B., and John W. Bell, 1987).

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BLM sign at the earthquake faults.

Locations: Chalk Mountain.
Full Size ImageView north from Fairview Peak Road.  

The little white conical mountain to the north of the highway is Chalk Mountain.
 

West Gate

 

Other articles: Nevada State Route 361 at US Hwy 50  

Junction: Nevada Highway 361, south to Gabbs.

Other articles: Field Notes 2-Jun-05
Full Size ImageThe Shoe Tree  

The Shoe Tree.

Other articles: Nevada Highway 772 10000  

Junction: Nevada Highway 722. This highway goes east, and rejoins U. S. Highway 50 near Austin.

Locations: Clan Alpine Mountains.  

Clan Alpine Mountains to the north.
  Camp Creek Camp Ground.
 

Cold Springs

 
 

Edwards Creek Valley

 
 

New Pass Summit

Elevation: 6,348 ft. Desatoya Mountains to the south; New Pass Range to the north.
 

Smith Creek Valley

 
 

Shoshone Mountains

 
 

Mt Airy Summit

 
 

Reese River Valley

 

Other articles: Nevada Highway 772 90000  

Junction: Nevada Highway 722
 

Toiyabe Range

 

Literature Cited:
- Trimble, Stephen, 1989.  

"Large 'islands' like ... the Toiyabe Range still support mammals that need special habitats or food: the carniverous ermine, relict on six island mountains, and the white-tailed jackrabbit, a six-and-a-half-pound herbivore dependent on large meadows (Trimble, 1989)."

Other articles: Nevada S. R. 305 near Austin  

Junction: Nevada State Route 305, north to Battle Mountain.

Locations: Austin.
Full Size ImageLooking east across the Reese River Valley.  

Austin

Three motels, three restaurants (Carol's Country Kitchen was good).
 

Austin Summit

At Austin Summit, 5 miles east of Austin, elevation 7,484 feet, take the dirt road south, past fenced off spring to summit, local resident noted that the road remains good as it descends a canyon on the east side of the Toiyabe Range.
  One of the things that surprised me was that the central Nevada mountain ranges are bare above the Pinyon-Juniper belt. Not until we got to eastern Nevada did a Ponderosa Pine or Rocky Mountain White Fir zone appear above the Pinyons and Junipers. Why might this be?
  • Are Ponderosa Pines or White Fir unable to survive on the central Nevada ranges?
  • Conversely, did those species, or communities, never have the opportunity to migrate to the central Nevada ranges?
 

Scott Summit

Elevation, 7,267 feet.

Other articles: Nevada Highway 378 40000  

Junction: Nevada Highway 378, south to US Highway 6 near Tonopah.

Other articles: Field Notes 2-Jun-05

Locations: Toiyabe Range.
Full Size ImageLooking southwest, up at the Toiyabe Range, from US Highway 50.  

 

Locations: Big Smoky Valley. Hickison Petroglyph Recreation Area.
Full Size ImageNorth end of Big Smoky Valley from Hickison Summit.  

Big Smoky Valley

 

Other articles: Field Notes 2-Jun-05

Locations: Big Smoky Valley.
Full Size ImageLooking south into the Big Smoky Valley from near Hickison Summit.  

Highway passes from Big Smoky Valley to Monitor Valley by way of Hickison Summit.

Locations: Hickison Petroglyph Recreation Area.
Full Size ImagePetroglyphs at Hickison Petroglyph Recreation Area.
Full Size ImageSagebrush, Pinyon and Juniper at Hickison Summit  

Hickison Summit

Elevation 6,564 feet.
 

Monitor Valley

 

Literature Cited:
- Thomas, D. H., 1988.
Full Size ImageLooking east on U. S. Highway 50.  

 
 

Antelope Valley

 
 

Lone Mountain

 
  This small white mountain, north of the highway, appears to be vegetated by Junipers, with few Pinyons. A few small roads approach the mountain from the south. There are many roads on the east side.
 

Diamond Mountains

 

Literature Cited:
- Grayson, D. K., and S. D. Livingston, 1993.  

 

Other articles: Nevada Highway 278 90000  

Junction: Nevada Highway 278.

Other articles: Field Notes 2-Jun-05

Locations: Ruby Hill.
Full Size ImageRuby Hill, in the Eureka Mining District.  

View of Ruby Hill, the Eureka Mining district and the northern end of the Fish Creek Mountains.

Literature Cited:
- Anonymous, n.d..

Locations: Eureka.
Full Size ImageEureka County Courthouse  

Eureka

Quaint little town.
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Eureka Museum, formerly Eureka Sentinel newspaper.
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Eureka Hotel and Opera House
  Junction:
  • East Clark Street
  • West Clark Street

Literature Cited:
- Post, Douglas M., 1956.

Other articles: East Bateman Street at Main St West Bateman Street at Main St Frasera albomarginata at Adams Hill

Locations: Adams Hill.  

Junction:
  • East Bateman Street
  • West Bateman Street, west via Ruby Hill, Holly Road, and Spring Valley Road, to Adams Hill, where Percy Train collected Frasera albomarginata.

Other articles: Windfall Mine Road at US Hwy 50

Locations: Windfall Canyon.  

Junction: Windfall Mine Road

Windfall Canyon and the Windfall Mine to the southwest.

This is also the north end of the road through Secret Canyon.

Literature Cited:
- Post, Douglas M., 1956.

Other articles: Frasera albomarginata at Pinto Summit

Locations: Pinto Summit.  

Pinto Summit

Elevation: 7,376 feet.

Literature Cited:
- Kartesz, John Thomas, 1988.

Other articles: Frasera albomarginata at Pinto Summit

Locations: Pinto Canyon.  

Pinto Canyon

Kartesz (1988) states that Frasera albomarginata is found in Pinto Canyon. However, I haven't found any collections.

Other articles: Nevada State Route 379 at US Hwy 50

Locations: Secret Canyon.  

Junction: Nevada Highway 379, turn here for Secret Canyon.

Other articles: NV Hwy 892 90000  

Junction: Nevada Highway 892, north through Newark Valley to a dirt road that leads eventually to Elko.
 

Pancake Summit

Elevation: 6,517 feet.

Other articles: Frasera albomarginata near Belmont Mill  

Junction: Road south to Belmont Mill.

Frasera albomarginata has been collected along this road 2.3 miles south of US Highway 50.

Other articles: Field Notes 2-Jun-05
Full Size ImageLooking west across Newark Valley to the Diamond Mountains from the White Pine Range.  

West slope, White Pine Range

Other articles: Frasera albomarginata near Little Antelope Summit

Locations: Antelope Mountain. Little Antelope Summit.  

Little Antelope Summit

Elevation: 7,433 feet.

Antelope Mountain is north of Little Antelope Summit.

H. D. Ripley collected Frasera albomarginata near here, collection at CAS.

Other articles: Road North at US Hwy 50 Frasera albomarginata at Antelope Mtn  

Junction: Road North Into Long Valley, about 1 mile east of Little Antelope Summit.

There is a collection of Frasera albomarginata from a location about 2 1/2 miles north on this road.

Other articles: Field Notes 11-Jun-08
Full Size ImageNevada State Historic Marker for Hamilton, Nevada.  

Hamilton
The mines of the White Pine District were first discovered in 1865, and supported many thriving towns during the period 1868-1875. The most famous of these early towns was Hamilton, but there were others adjacent, such as Eberhardt, Treasure City, and Sherman Town. These communities, now all ghost towns, lay in a cluster eleven miles south of this point.
Hamilton, and its nearby cities, were established as a result of large-scale silver discoveries in 1869. Experiencing one of the most intense, but shortest-lived silver stampedes ever recorded, the years 1868-1869 saw some 10,000 people establish themselves in huts and caves on Treasure Hill at Mount Hamilton at an elevation of from 8,000 to 10,500 feet above sea level.
The city was incorporated in 1869 and became the first county seat of White Pine County that same year, and was disincorporated in 1875. In this brief span of time, a full-sized town came into bloom, with a main street and all the usual businesses. A fine brick courthouse was constructed in 1870.
On June 27, 1873, the main portion of the town was destroyed by fire. The town never fully recovered. In 1885, another fire caused the removal of the White Pine county seat to Ely.
State Historical Marker No. 53
  • Nevada State Park System
  • White Pine Public Museum, NV
  • Other articles: Field Notes 11-Jun-08 County Road 11 at US Hwy 50
    Full Size ImageVicinity of Illipah Reservoir, Nevada.  

    Junction: County Route 11, NF 401, Green Spring Road, this road also gives access to Illipah Reservoir, and Forest Road 400.

    Literature Cited:
    - Kartesz, John Thomas, 1988.

    Other articles: Long Valley Road at US Hwy 50  

    Junction: White Pine County Route 3 "Long Valley Road", north through Long Valley to the Ruby Valley.

    Kartesz (1988) states that Frasera albomarginata is found in Long Valley.

    Locations: Butte Mountains. Jakey Valley.  

    Jakey Valley

    The Butte Mountains form the north end of Jakey Valley.

    Other articles: Field Notes 11-Jun-08
    Full Size ImageView west across Jakey Valley  

    Other articles: Field Notes 2-Jun-05
    Full Size ImageLooking west across Jakey Valley to the White Pine Mountains.  

    West slope, Egan Range

    Other articles: Route 17 at US Hwy 50  

    Junction: Route 17, "Thirty Mile Road', gives access to the Butte Mountains, Butte Valley, and Long Valley via Long Valley Canyon.
     

    Robinson Summit

    Elevation: 7,607 feet.

    Other articles: Field Notes 11-Jun-08
    Full Size ImageFrasera albomarginata near Robinson Summit, Nevada.  

    Frasera albomarginata growing among Junipers on the south side of the highway.

    Other articles: Field Notes 2-Jun-05 Nevada State Route 44 at US Hwy 50 Frasera albomarginata near Keystone

    Locations: Keystone. Robinson Mining District.
    Full Size ImageThe Deep Ruth Shaft in the Robinson Mining District, near Ely, Nevada.  

    Keystone Junction

    Junction: Nevada State Route 44, west into the Robinson Mining District.

    The first mine discovered in the Robinson Mining District, was the Elijah, near Lane City. The famed open-pit copper mines of Eastern Nevada including the Liberty Pit, largest in the state, are located in this mining district. Through the first half of the 20th century, this area produced nearly a billion dollars in copper, gold and silver. The huge mounds visible from here are waste rock which was removed to uncover the ore. Lane City, originally called Mineral City, was settled in 1869 and had a population of 400. At Mineral City was the Ragsdale Station--a hotel and a stage station.

    There is a collection of Frasera albomarginata from Keystone.

    Full Size Image
    The Liberty Pit of the Robinson Mining District, near Ely, Nevada.

    Other articles: Field Notes 2-Jun-05

    Locations: Gleason Creek. Robinson Canyon.
    Full Size ImageRobinson Canyon, east of Ely, Nevada.  

    West of Ely, Nevada, US Highway 50 climbs up through Robinson Canyon to the mining area at Ruth.

    Other articles: Frasera albomarginata in vicinity of Ely U. S. Highway 6 in Ely U. S. Highway 93 at US Hwy 50

    Locations: Ely.  

    Ely

    Junction:
    • U. S. Highway 6, West.
    • U. S. Highway 93, North.

      Larger town, stock up here. Ely receives 73% of the sunshine possible at its latitude.

      There is a collection of Frasera albomarginata from the vicinity of Ely.

    Other articles: Cave Valley Road at US Hwy 50  

    Junction: Cave Valley Road, south between the Schell Creek Range and the Egan Range into Cave Valley.

    Other articles: Nevada State Route 486 at US Hwy 50  

    Junction: Nevada State Route 486, east to Cave Valley Lake and then north.
     

    Schell Creek Range

     

    Other articles: Field Notes 29 Jul 2011
    Full Size ImageA heavy load comin' down the road.  

     

    Other articles: Frasera albomarginata on Connors Pass

    Locations: Connors Pass.  

    Connors Pass

    Elevation: 7,723 feet.

    There is a collection of Frasera albomarginata from Connors Pass.

    Other articles: Field Notes 20080610050

    Locations: Connors Pass.
    Full Size ImageView of Snake Range from Connors Pass, Nevada  

    Other articles: Field Notes 20050601120

    Locations: Snake Range.
    Full Size ImageLooking east at the Snake Range from the Schell Creek Range.  

    Other articles: U. S. Highway 93 at US Hwy 50  

    Junction: U. S. Highway 93, South, through Pioche, Caliente, and Alamo to Las Vegas.

    Other articles: Osceola Road at US Hwy 50 W  

    Junction: Osceola Road, through former mining town of Osceola, good dirt road, but steep hills to climb in the easterly direction.
     

    Sacramento Pass

    Elevation: 7,154 feet.

    Other articles: Osceola Road at US Hwy 50 E  

    Junction: Osceola Road, through former mining town of Osceola, good dirt road, but steep downgrade in the westerly direction.

    Other articles: U. S. Highway 6 between Delta and Ely  

    Other articles: Field Notes 10-Jun-08
    Full Size ImageWheeler Peak in Great Basin National Park, Nevada  

    View of Wheeler Peak in Great Basin National Park to the south.

    Other articles: NV Highway 487 at US Hwy 50  

    Junction: Nevada Highway 487, south to Baker and Great Basin National Park.

    Literature Cited:
    - Miller, Elizabeth L., Phillip B. Gans, and Jeffrey Lee, 1987.  

    Great Basin National Park is 11 miles off of U. S. Hwy 50 on Nevada Highways 487 and 488.

    To the north is the northern Snake Range. See: Miller, Gans, and Lee's (1987) discussion of the Snake Range decollement.

      Nevada above …
    Utah below …

    Other articles: Ferguson Desert Road at US Hwy 6/50  

    Junction: Ferguson Desert Road, south through the Ferguson Desert to Utah Highway 21.
     

    Sevier Desert

    Here we noticed the large ant hills …

    Literature Cited:
    - Hart, William S., Jay Quade, David B. Madsen, Darrell S. Kaufman, and Charles G. Oviatt., 2004.

    Locations: Sevier Lake.  

    Sevier Lake

    Once a part of Lake Bonneville, Sevier Lake occupies the largest southern basin of that huge Pleistocene Lake. The Sevier River dominates the hydrological budget of Sevier Lake.

    Other articles: Field Notes 29 Jul 2011
    Full Size ImageRoad sign for U-Dig Fossils  

    Junction: road to U-Dig Fossils.
     

    Hinckley

     
     

    Delta

     
      West of Holden along U. S. Hwy 50 are numerous stabilized sand dunes, known as the "Little Sahara Dunes, rise to impressive stature.
     

    Holden

     

    Other articles: Interstate 15 24000  

    Junction: U. S. Interstate 15, South., south to Cedar City and Saint George.

    Other articles: Interstate 15 22000  

    Junction: U. S. Interstate 15, North, north to Provo and Salt Lake City.
     

    Scipio

     

    Other articles: Field Notes 29 Jul 2011
    Full Size ImageRainbow just south of Scipio  

    Rainbow just south of Scipio.
      Junction: UT Hwy 28

    Other articles: U. S. Hwy 89 somewhere in Flagstaff  

    Junction: US Highway 89, South, in the western part of Salina.
     

    Salina

     

    Other articles: Interstate 70 119400  

    Junction: U. S. Interstate 70

    Literature Cited:
    - Leonard, Eric M., et al., 2002.  

    Salida, CO

     
      Junction: Colorado State Highway 9, north.
     

    Canon City

     

    Other articles: CO Highway 9 at US 50 US Interstate 25 at US 50W  

    Junction: Interstate 15, north.
     

    Literature Cited

      A list of all literature cited by this web site can be found in the Bibliography.
      Anonymous. n.d.. Self-Guiding Tour of Eureka, Nevada. Obtained at the Eureka Museum.
      Caskey, S. John, John W. Bell, and D. Burton Slemmons. 2000. Historical surface faulting and paleoseismology of the central Nevada seismic belt. pp. 23-44 in Lageson, David R., Stephen G. Peters, and Mary M. Lahren. Great Basin and Sierra Nevada. GSA Field Guide Series. Boulder, CO: Geological Society of America, 2000. {TAS}
      Criswell, D. R., J. F. Lindsay, and D. L. Reasoner. 1975. Seismic and acoustic emissions of a booming dune. Journal of Geophysical Research. 80(35):4963-4974. Washington DC: American Geophysical Union, December 10, 1975. {TAS}
      Grayson, D. K., and S. D. Livingston. 1993. Missing mammals on great basin mountains: Holocene extinctions and inadequate knowledge. Conservation Biology. 7(3):527-532. Seattle, WA 98195, USA: Burke Museum, Univ. Washington.
      Hart, William S., Jay Quade, David B. Madsen, Darrell S. Kaufman, and Charles G. Oviatt. 2004. The 87Sr/86Sr ratios of lacustrine carbonates and lake-level history of the Bonneville paleolake system. GSA Bulletin. 116(9/10):1107-1119.
      Kartesz, John Thomas. 1988. A flora of Nevada. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Nevada, Reno, 1988.. UC Biosciences: QK173.K3 1988a
      Leonard, Eric M., et al. 2002. High Plains to Rio Grande Rift: Late Cenozoic Evolution of Central Colorado. Field Trip Guide for 2002 Denver Annual Meeting (October 27-30, 2002).
      Miller, Elizabeth L., Phillip B. Gans, and Jeffrey Lee. 1987. The Snake Range decollement, eastern Nevada. pp. 77-82 in Hill, Mason L., editor. Centennial field guide.
      Pavlik, Bruce Michael. 1985. Sand dune flora of the Great Basin and Mojave deserts of California, Nevada, and Oregon. Madroño. 32(4):197-213. {TAS}
      Post, Douglas M. 1956. Studies in the Gentianaceae: Frasera and Swertia of North America. Ph.D. dissertation. University of California, Berkeley. 1956..
      Schweickert, Richard A, Mary M. Lahren, Robert Karlin, Jim Howle, and Ken Smith. 2000. Lake Tahoe active faults, landslides, and tsunamis. pp. 1-21 in Lageson, David R., Stephen G. Peters, and Mary M. Lahren. Great Basin and Sierra Nevada. GSA Field Guide Series. Boulder, CO: Geological Society of America, 2000. {TAS}
      Slemmons, David B., and John W. Bell. 1987. 1954 Fairview Peak earthquake area, Nevada. pp. 73-76 in Hill, Mason L., editor. Centennial field guide.
      Thomas, D. H. 1988. The archaeology of Monitor Valley [Nevada, USA]: 3. Survey and additional excavations. Anthropological Papers Of The American Museum Of Natural History. 66(2):131-633. New York, N.Y.: Department Anthropol., American Museum Natural History.
      Trexler, Dennis T., and Wilton N. Melhorn. 1986. Singing and booming land dunes of California and Nevada. California Geology. 39(7):147-152. San Francisco, CA: California Division of Mines and Geology, July 1986. {TAS}
      Trimble, Stephen. 1989. The Sagebrush Ocean. Reno, NV: University of Nevada Press. {TAS}
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