Eastern Mojave Vegetation U. S. Highway 95  
 

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U. S. - Canada Border

 
   

Porthill

 
   

Sandpoint

 
   

Coeur d'Alene

Junction: U. S. Interstate 90.
   

Lewiston

 
   

Weiser

 
   

Payette

 
    Idaho …
Oregon below …
    Junction: U. S. Interstate 84.
   

Ontario(?)

 

Other Articles: U. S. Highway 20: 100003  

Junction: US Highway 20, US Highway 26, west into Oregon at Nyssa
    Oregon above …
Idaho below …
   

Parma

 
   

Wilder

 
    Idaho above …
Oregon below …
   

Jordan Valley

 

Other Articles: Oregon Highway 78: at Burns Jct., OR.  

Burns Junction

 
    Oregon above …
Nevada below …
   

McDermitt

 
 

Locations: Santa Rosa Range.  

For the next 30 miles to the south, US Highway 95 travels through the Quinn River Valley, bordered by the Santa Rosa Range to the east.

Other Articles: Canyon Creek Road (Forest Road 084): at US Hwy 95  

Junction: Canyon Creek Road (Forest Road 084)
 

Locations: Orovada.  

Orovada

Junction: Nevada State Route 293, west to Kings River Valley.

Other Articles: NV S. R. 140: at US 95  

Junction: Nevada Highway 140.
 

Locations: Santa Rosa Range.  

For the next 30 miles to the north, US Highway 95 travels through the Quinn River Valley, bordered by the Santa Rosa Range to the east.
    Paradise Hill.

US Highway 95 is in Quinn River Valley to the north, and Paradise Valley to the south.

Other Articles: Nevada State Route 290: at US Hwy 95  

Junction: Nevada State Route 290

Literature Cited:
- Trexler, Dennis T., and Wilton N. Melhorn, 1986.

Other Articles: FAQ: CW124001 Singing and Booming Sand Dunes: Winnemucca Dunes, Nevada

Locations: Winnemucca Dunes.  

Winnemucca Dunes

See the article on "Singing and Booming Dunes."

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Winnemucca Dunes along US Highway 95

    Highway passes under US Interstate 80.

Other Articles: Winnemucca Blvd: at Melarky St

Locations: Winnemucca.  

Winnemucca

Intersection: Winnemucca Blvd and Melarky St.
    From Exit 83 to Winnemucca, US Hwy 95 follows the route of US I-80. Please see the article on US I-80 for information about the route between Exit 83 and Winnemucca.

Other Articles: Interstate 80: Exit 83 U. S. Highway Alternate 95: southwest of Lovelock  

Exit 83: US I-80, north and east to Winnemucca.

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

Junction: U. S. Highway 50.
   

Schurz

 

Other Articles: U. S. Highway Alternate 95: south of Schurz  

Junction: US Highway Alternate 95, west to Yerington, then north to US I-80 at Fernley.

Literature Cited:
- Adams, Kenneth D., 2007.    

Lower Walker River to the east.

Adams (2007) study of Walker Lake sedimentary environments presented a detailed overview of the different sedimentary environments and stratigraphic sequences observed in outcrops along the margins of paleolake basins and showed how these can be used to reconstruct past lake-level fluctuations, using the Walker Lake basin as an example. This paper presented a new late Holocene lake-level curve based on radiocarbon ages of different sedimentary environments exposed in outcrops along the lower Walker River. Late Holocene sedimentary environments along the lower Walker River include fluvial, deltaic, beach, and offshore settings that migrated laterally over a distance of ~20 km as lake levels fluctuated through a vertical range of ~55 m.

Other Articles: Field Notes: 20040527020

Locations: Walker Lake.  

North end of Walker Lake.

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Walker Lake seen from the north.

Other Articles: Field Notes: 20040527020

Locations: Walker Lake.  

 

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Walker Lake seen from the south

Literature Cited:
- Hanson, Meri, 1978.
- Rush, F. Eugene, 1970.  

Locations: Walker Lake.  

Walker Lake

Junction: Nevada Highway 359, south and west to California Highway 167 and US Highway 395 near Mono Lake.

Other Articles: Nevada Highway 359: Hawthorne  

Hawthorne

 

Other Articles: Nevada State Route 361: near Luning  

Junction: Nevada State Route 361, northeast to Gabbs, then north to US Hwy 50.

Other Articles: Field Notes: 5-Jun-06 in Luning, NV Full 
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Other Articles: 1st Avenue: at US 95  

Junction: 1st Street, turn northeast here for Washington Street and New York Canyon.

Other Articles: Field Notes: 5-Jun-06 in Luning, NV Full 
Size Image Old house in Luning.  

 

Locations: Luning.  

Luning

 

Other Articles: Field Notes: 5-Jun-06 in Luning, NV Full 
Size Image The Long Branch Saloon in Luning, Nevada  

   

Mina

 

Literature Cited:
- Barneby, Rupert C., 1977.
- Fish and Wildlife Service, 1998.  

Locations: Sodaville.  

Sodaville

Also known as Soda Springs, reached by the Carson & Colorado Railroad on December 1, 1881, was a resting place, a popular resort, and a major freighting point.

Astragalus lentiginosus Douglas var. sesquimetralis (Rydb.) Barneby, the Sodaville milk-vetch, was previously listed at Threatened by the US Fish and Wildlife service in 1992. The taxon occurs at (Big) Sand Spring, Inyo County, California, Sodaville, Mineral County, Nevada, and Cold Springs, Nye County, Nevada. Following incorporation of the Sand Spring site into Death Valley National Park and action to protect the population from wild burros, the Fish and Wildlife Service withdrew the proposed rule to list the taxon as Threatened (Fish and Wildlife Service, 1998).

Literature Cited:
- Tingley, Joseph V., 1990.    

Silver Star Mining District in the east end of the Excelsior Mountains to the west.

Literature Cited:
- Shamberger, Hugh A., 1978.  

Locations: Rhodes Salt Marsh.  

Rhodes Salt Marsh

Rhodes Salt Marsh, immediately south of Sodaville, was named after A. J. Rhodes. At one time it was known as Virginia Marsh, and it was from this marsh that salt was transported by camels to Virginia City in 1862 (Shamberger, 1978, p. 148).

Other Articles: Nevada State Route 360: at Tonopah Junction

Locations: Pilot Mountains.  

Tonopah Junction

Junction: NV Highway 360

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Tonopah Junction

Other Articles: Field Notes: 5-Jun-06 near Candelaria, NV Candelaria Road: at Redlich

Locations: Redlich.  

Redlich (Site)

 

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View of Candelaria from US Hwy 95

 

Locations: Columbus.  

Road to Columbus

Columbus

The remnants of Columbus are located on the edge of Columbus Salt Marsh, five miles to the southwest.

The town was initially settled in 1865, when a quartz mill was erected at the site. This was a favorable location for a mill, because it was the only spot for several miles around, where water was in sifficient quantity for operation.

The full importance of Columbus was not recovgnized until 1871, when William Troop discovered borax in the locality. Shortly thereafter, four borax companies were actively engaged in working the deposits on the marsh.

Columbus probably reached its most prosperous year about 1875, when the population was reported to have reached 1,000. In 1875, the town had many kinds of business establishments, including, a post office and a newspaper, The Borax Miner.

1881, about 100 people were left after the borax activity had practically seased. All mining and milling operations stopped entirely, shortly after that time.

Nevada State Historic Marker No. 20

  • Nevada State Park System
  • Other Articles: Field Notes: 5-Jun-06 at Columbus Salt Marsh

    Locations: Columbus Salt Marsh.  

    Columbus Salt Marsh

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    Columbus Salt Marsh

    Other Articles: U. S. Highway 6: at Coaldale Junction  

    Coaldale

    Junction: U. S. Highway 6, west through Montgomery Pass to Bishop, California.

    Other Articles: Nevada Highway 265: at Blair Junction  

    Junction: Nevada Highway 265, south to Silver Peak.

    Other Articles: Field Notes: 20040526030

    Locations: White Mountains. White Mountains.  

    From Tonopah, US Highway 95 goes west. As we rounded a corner we got a good view of the White Mountains in the distance.

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    White Mountains in California seen from US Hwy95 near Tonopah, Nevada

    Literature Cited:
    - Pavlik, Bruce Michael, 1985.  

    Locations: Crescent Dunes.  

    Crescent Dunes (Nye County) about 8 miles north of the highway.

    Other Articles: U. S. Highway 6: in Tonopah  

    Tonopah

    Junction: U. S. Highway 6, east to Ely, Nevada, and Salt Lake City, Utah.

    Other Articles: Silver Peak Road: 90000  

    Junction: Silver Peak Road, west through Alkali to Silver Peak.

    Other Articles: Field Notes: 20040525480

    Locations: Goldfield.  

    Goldfield

     

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    Goldfield Hotel
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    Esmeralda County Courthouse

    Other Articles: Field Notes: 20040525476

    Locations: Goldfield.  

    Mine headframes to the east of Goldfield.

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    Mine headframes in Goldfield, Nevada

    Other Articles: Field Notes: 20040525475

    Locations: Goldfield.  

    Coming into Goldfield from the south.

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    View of Goldfield from the south.

    Other Articles: Nevada Highway 266: at Lida Junction  

    Junction: Nevada Highway 266, west to Lida and into California at Oasis.
      Full Size Image Cottontail Ranch brothel at Lida Junction.    

    Other Articles: Field Notes: 6-Jun-06 on US Hwy 95 Full 
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    Stake along US Highway 95.

       

    Scotty's Junction

    Junction: Nevada Highway 267, southwest to the California state line and Scotty's Castle.
     

    Locations: Pahute Mesa. Full Size Image Looking northeast toward Pahute Mesa, Nevada.  

     
        Junction: Oleo Road

    Access to Nature Consevancy reserve at Torrance Ranch (37.0028, -116.7233), critical habitat for the Amargosa Toad.

      Full Size Image Roadside north of Beatty.    

    Other Articles: Field Notes: 6-Jun-06 at Beatty

    Locations: Amargosa River.  

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    Amargosa River at north end of Beatty

    Other Articles: Nevada Highway 374: Beatty

    Locations: Beatty.  

    Beatty

    Junction: Nevada Highway 374, southwest past Beatty to Death Valley at Daylight Pass.

    Other Articles: Field Notes: 6-Jun-06 south of Beatty 6-Jun-06 south of Beatty

    Locations: Amargosa River.  

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    Amargosa River south of Beatty
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    Amargosa River south of Beatty

       
        Amargosa Narrows

    Literature Cited:
    - Pavlik, Bruce Michael, 1985.
    - Trexler, Dennis T., and Wilton N. Melhorn, 1986.

    Other Articles: Field Notes: 6-Jun-06 near Big Dune Singing and Booming Sand Dunes: Big Dune, Nevada

    Locations: Big Dune.  

    Big Dune, southwest of the highway.

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    Big Dune from US Highway 95

    Literature Cited:
    - Valentine, Greg A., and Charles D. Harrington, 2006.
    - Valentine, Greg A., Don Krier, Frank V. Perry, and Grant Heiken, 2005.

    Other Articles: Eastern Mojave Geology: desert pavement

    Locations: Lathrop Wells Volcano.  

    Lathrop Wells Cinder Cone

    Other Articles: NV Hwy 373: at US Hwy 95

    Locations: Amargosa Valley.  

    Amargosa Valley

    Junction: Nevada Highway 373, south to Ash Meadows, Death Valley, and US I-15 at Baker.

    Other Articles: NV Highway 160: 10000  

    Junction:
    • NV Highway 160, south to Pahrump, and then U. S. Interstate 15 at Las Vegas.
       

    Cactus Springs

     
     

    Locations: Indian Springs.  

    Indian Springs

     

    Other Articles: Nevada Highway 172: at US Hwy 95  

    Junction: Nevada State Route 172 "Cold Creek Road", to Camp Bonanza and Wheeler Pass Road.

    Other Articles: NV State Route 156: 10000  

    Junction: Nevada State Route 156, Lee Canyon Road.
     

    Locations: Sheep Range.  

    Sheep Range to the northeast.

    Other Articles: Desert National Wildlife Range Road.: at US Hwy 95  

    Junction: Desert National Wildlife Range Road, to the Corn Creek Field Station, and Alamo Road, which passes up the west side of the Sheep Range.

    Other Articles: Alamo Road: at US Hwy 95  

    Junction: Alamo Road, north, and passing to the east side of the Sheep Range.

    Other Articles: Nevada State Route 157: at US Hwy 95  

    Junction: Nevada State Route 157, Kyle Canyon Road.
        Hite and Lake Powell Overlook
        View upstream toward Hite bridge.

    Other Articles: Interstate 15: 36000 U. S. Highway 93: at US I-15 U. S. Interstate 515: 11000

    Locations: Las Vegas.  

    Las Vegas

    Junction:
    • U. S. Interstate 15, northeast to Utah, or southwest, to California.
    • U. S. Interstate 515,
    • US Hwy 93, north to Pioche, Ely and Wells.

    Between the Junction with Interstate 15 in the Center of Las Vegas and south of Henderson, NV, U. S. Highway 95 is coincident with U. S. Interstate 515 and U. S. Highway 93.

    Other Articles: U. S. Highway 93: at US I-515 U. S. Interstate 515: 14000  

    Junctions:
    • U. S. Interstate 515, northwest through Henderson to central Las Vegas.
    • U. S. Highway 93, southeast to Arizona, e.g., Kingman, Wickenburg, and Phoenix.

    Other Articles: NV Highway 164: at Searchlight

    Locations: Searchlight.  

    Searchlight

     
       

    Cal Nev Ari

     

    Other Articles: Goffs Road: Arrowhead Junction  

    Arrowhead Junction

    Junction: Goffs Road, west to Goffs, former route of US Highway 66, the National Old Trails Highway.
       

    Klinefelter

     

    Other Articles: U. S. Interstate 40: 28000  

    Junction: U. S. Interstate 40.
       

    Needles

     
     

    Locations: Lobecks Pass.  

    Lobecks Pass

     

    Other Articles: Havasu Lake Road: 10000  

    Junction: Havasu Lake Rd

    Other Articles: CA Hwy 62: at US Hwy 95  

    Vidal Junction

    Junction: California Highway 62, west to Twentynine Palms and Los Angeles, east to Earp, California, and Parker, Arizona.

    Other Articles: US I-10: 17712  

    Blythe

    Junction: US Interstate 10, west to Indio and Los Angeles.
        California above …
    Arizona below …
       

    Ehrenberg

     

    Other Articles: Arizona Highway 95: in Quartzsite US I-10: at Quartzsite

    Locations: Quartzite.  

    Quartzsite

    Junction: US Interstate 10, east to Phoenix, Arizona.

    Literature Cited:
    - Douglass, John, Norman Meek, Ronald I. Dorn and Mark W. Schmeeckle, 2009.  

    Locations: Dome Canyon.  

    Dome Canyon of the Gila River between the Laguna Mountains and the Gila Mountains.

    As an application of their criteria-based methodology for determining the mechanism of transverse drainage development, Douglass, et al. (2009) determined superimposition as the mechanism for transverse drainage through Dome Canyon.

       

    Yuma

     
        Junction: U. S. Interstate 8, west to San Diego, or east to Tucson.
       

    San Luis

     
        U. S. Mexico Border
       

    Literature Cited

      A list of all literature cited by this web site can be found in the Bibliography.
     
    Adams, Kenneth D. 2007. Late Holocene sedimentary environments and lake-level fluctuations at Walker Lake, Nevada, USA. GSA Bulletin. 119(1/2):126-139. {TAS-pdf}

    Location records referred to by this literature:

     
    Barneby, Rupert C. 1977. William H. Shockley: An early day mining engineer and exceptional plant collector. Mentzelia. 3: 19. {TAS}

    Location records referred to by this literature:

     
    Douglass, John, Norman Meek, Ronald I. Dorn and Mark W. Schmeeckle. 2009. A criteria-based methodology for determining the mechanism of transverse drainage development, with application to the southwestern United States. GSA Bulletin. 121(3/4):586-598. {TAS-pdf}

    Location records referred to by this literature:

     
    Fish and Wildlife Service. 1998. Withdrawal of Proposed Rule to List the Plants Astragalus lentiginosus var. micans (shining milk-vetch) and Astragalus lentiginosus var. sesquimetralis (Sodaville milk-vetch) as Threatened. Federal Register. 63(193):53631-63635. ...

    Location records referred to by this literature:

     
    Hanson, Meri. 1978. From Walker Lake to Walker Pass with Fremont's Third Expedition: the Travel Journal of Edward Kern. Nevada Historical Society Quarterly. 21(1):56-65. {TAS}

    Location records referred to by this literature:

     
    Pavlik, Bruce Michael. 1985. Sand dune flora of the Great Basin and Mojave deserts of California, Nevada, and Oregon. Madroρo. 32(4):197-213. {TAS}

    Location records referred to by this literature:

     
    Rush, F. Eugene. 1970. Hydrologic Regimen of Walker Lake, Mineral County, Nevada. Hydrologic Investigations Atlas HA-415. Washington, DC: United States Geological Survey, 1970. {TAS-map}

    Location records referred to by this literature:

     
    Shamberger, Hugh A. 1978. Candelaria and Its Neighbors. Historic Mining Camps of Nevada. Carson City, Nevada: Nevada Historical Press, 1978. {TAS}

    Location records referred to by this literature:

     
    Tingley, Joseph V. 1990. Mineral Resource Inventory, Bureau of Land Management, Carson City District, Navada. NBMG Open File Report 90-1. Reno, Nevada: United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, January 1990. {TAS-pdf}

    Location records referred to by this literature:

     
    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}

    Location records referred to by this literature:

     
    Valentine, Greg A., and Charles D. Harrington. 2006. Clast size controls and longevity of Pleistocene desert pavements at Lathrop Wells and Red Cone volcanoes, southern Nevada. Geology. 34(7):533-536. {TAS-pdf}

    Location records referred to by this literature:

     
    Valentine, Greg A., Don Krier, Frank V. Perry, and Grant Heiken. 2005. Scoria cone construction mechanisms, Lathrop Wells volcano, southern Nevada, USA. Geology. 33(8):629-632. {TAS-pdf}

    Location records referred to by this literature:

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