Eastern Mojave Vegetation Goat Ranch Cutoff, Mono County, California  

Tom Schweich  

Home Page  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 cespitosa 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
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Date and time this article was prepared: 5/10/2024 10:59:00 AM