Eastern Mojave Vegetation Test Station Road, Mono County, California  

Tom Schweich  

Home Page  From US Hwy 395, just south of Lee Vining, east to the south shore of Mono Lake, crossing Rush Creek, then past the South Tufa area to California Highway 120.

Three names are applied to this road: Forest Road 01N51, South Tufa Road, and Test Station Road.

Other articles:
• U. S. Highway 395:   at Test Stn Rd;  

Junction: US Highway 395

Other articles:
• Southwest Shore Road:   at Test Station Rd;  

Junction: Picnic Grounds Road

Other articles:
• Field Notes:   1-Aug-07 at Rush Ck;   1-Aug-07 at Rush Ck;

Locations: Rush Creek.
Full Size ImageRush Creek on downstream side of Test Station Road.  

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Rush Creek on upstream side of Test Station Road.
Cross Rush Creek

Other articles:
• Rush Creek Road:   at Test Stn Rd;  

Junction: Rush Creek Road

Other articles:
• Rush Creek Delta Trail, East:   at Test Stn Rd;
• Field Notes:   26-Jun-07 at Rush Ck delta;
• Mono Lake Basin Flora:   Rush Creek;  Nobs and Smith;

Locations: Rush Creek delta. Rush Creek Duck Ponds.
Full Size ImageRush Creek delta and Mono Lake.  

Trailhead: Trail to Rush Creek delta.

The road to the shore of Mono Lake near the Rush Creek delta has been closed. The walk is about 3/4 mile.

This is also the general location of the Rush Creek Duck Ponds.

Other articles:
• Field Notes:  Coll. No. 954;
Full Size ImageColl. No. 954, Ephedra viridis  

Location of Coll. No. 954, Ephedra viridis

Other articles:
• Field Notes:  Coll. No. 955;
Full Size ImageColl. No. 955, Castilleja chromosa  

Intense display of Paintbrush, likely the location of M. S. Taylor's #4863 (CHSC37296, JEPS81454).

Other articles:
• Field Notes:  4 Oct 2013;

Locations: Lago.
Full Size ImageLocation of Lago, a ficticious town in the movie High Plains Drifter.  

View of the location of the ficticious town of Lago.

Other articles:
• Field Notes:   2-Aug-07;
Full Size ImageSouth Tufa area from the Mono Lake shoreline  

  Trail to “Lago”.



Other articles:
• Field Notes:  20070801140;  201007091551;   4 Oct 2013;  Thursday, June 25th;   25 Jun 2015;

Locations: Mono Lake. South Tufa Area.
Full Size ImageFresh water spring with new tufa  

South Tufa Parking Lot

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Mandated Lake Level, October 4, 2013
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Tufa towers in late afternoon sun.
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Mandated Lake Level, June 25
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South tufa in June 2015.
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“The Pirate Ship” at South Tufa
Junction: Forest Road 01N51A “South Tufa Parking”

Turn here for the South Tufa Parking Lot.

  Junction: McPherson Grade (Closed).

Other articles:
• Forest Road 01N52:   at 1N52;  

Junction: Navy Beach Road

Other articles:
• Field Notes:  20070801160;

Locations: Mono Lake. Navy Beach.
Full Size ImageHistorical Plaque for Navy Beach  

Historical Plaque for Navy Beach.

Other articles:
• California Highway 120:   at Test Station Road;  

Junction: California Highway 120
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Date and time this article was prepared: 5/10/2024 10:59:07 AM