Eastern Mojave Vegetation Lubahn Trail (southern segment of loop), Golden, Jefferson County, Colorado  
 

Tom Schweich  

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 Southern segment of trail from 19th and Belvedere to top of South Table Mountain. This segment has also been called the Golden Summit Trail.

 

 

Other articles:
• Field Notes:  Wednesday, October 15th;  19 Oct 2019;

Locations: Castle Rock.
Full Size ImageView from the top of Castle Rock.  

Castle Rock

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View from the top of Castle Rock.
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View from the top of Castle Rock.
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Golden Cliffs Trail on south face of North Table Mountain
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Central Golden as seen from Castle Rock
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Mouth of Clear Creek Canyon
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Magpie Gulch
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Nightbird Gulch
Top of Castle Rock.

Other articles:
• Field Notes:  19 Oct 2019;
Full Size ImageClimbing the stairs to Castle Rock.  

Stairs

Other articles:
• Lubahn Trail:   at STM;  

Junction: Lubahn Trail (northern segment of loop), South Table Mountain Trail.
  Junction: spur, (use trail?) to highpoint above the “G” at south. This is also the end of the Old Quarry Trail.

Other articles:
• Golden Checklist Flora:  Lookout Mtn;
• Field Notes:  Wednesday, October 15th;
Full Size ImageMountain Mahogany (Cercocarpus montanus) on South Table Mountain.
Full Size ImageLookout Mountain  

Scrubland of Alder-Leaf Mountain Mahogany (Cercarpus montanus).

Other articles:
• Old Quarry Trail:   at w. end;
• Field Notes:  22 Sep 2020;
Full Size ImageWest end of Old Quarry Trail.  

Rim of South Table Mountain.

Other articles:
• Field Notes:  22 Sep 2020;
Full Size ImageClosed for Restoration.  


The intent is to close the trail just below the rim and revegetate the trail.

Full Size ImageUpcoming restoration.  
 

Other articles:
• Field Notes:  22 Sep 2020;  

The trail above this point is on Jefferson County Open Space land. It looks like the trail above will be closed and the vegetation restored.


Other articles:
• Lubahn Spur:   at Lubahn S;
• Field Notes:  Wednesday, October 15th;
Full Size ImageCross-bedded fluvial facies of the Denver Formation.  

Junction: Lubahn Trail Spur, across the bottom of an interesting outcrop of Denver Formation and, eventually, to the north half of the Lubahn Trail.

Other articles:
• Field Notes:  Wednesday, October 15th;
Full Size ImageHikers on Castle Rock  

Hikers on Castle Rock.

Other articles:
• Olivine Trail:   at Lubahn Trl;
• Field Notes:  22 Sep 2020;
Full Size ImageSwitchback #6: view southeast.
Full Size ImageThe old Lubahn Trail, eventually goes through the gap at right.  

Switchback #6 Junction: Olivine Trail

 

Other articles:
• Field Notes:  22 Sep 2020;
Full Size ImageSwitchback #5: view northwest.  

Switchback #5

 

Other articles:
• Field Notes:   at Coll. No. 1069;
Full Size ImageColl. No. 1069, Ambrosia psilostachya  

 

Other articles:
• Field Notes:  22 Sep 2020;
Full Size ImageSwitchback #4: view southeast, into the sun.  

Switchback #4

 

Other articles:
• Field Notes:  22 Sep 2020;
Full Size ImageSwitchback #3: view to northwest.  

Switchback #3

 

Other articles:
• Field Notes:  22 Sep 2020;
Full Size ImageSwitchback #2: view to southeast directly into the sun.  

Switchback #2

 

Other articles:
• Field Notes:  22 Sep 2020;
Full Size ImageSwitchback #1: The view is looking northwest.  

Switchback #1

Switchback, southern most point of trail

Other articles:
• Belvedere Street:   at end;
• Field Notes:  22 Sep 2020;
Full Size ImageTrailhead at south end of Belvedere Street.  

Trailhead: Belvedere Street, near 19th Street.

 

 

   

Literature Cited

  A list of all literature cited by this web site can be found in the Bibliography.
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Date and time this article was prepared: 9/23/2020 5:18:40 PM