Eastern Mojave Vegetation Field Notes (Continued)  
 

Tom Schweich  

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Literature Cited
   When I first read the field notes of Annie Alexander and Louise Kellogg, I was fascinated by the descriptions they wrote about the places they went and the plants and animals they found there. By publishing my field notes on the Internet I hope to follow a little bit in their tradition.

 

 

 

 

   

 

1980s

1980

 

Full Size ImageAlexander-Philips Corp.
Full Size ImagePaul Schweich, Alpha Aviation
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Paul by a charter flight
 

Full Size Image"Paul, Martha & TJ in Martha's yard," in Lydia's handwriting.  
 

Visit to Ester, Alaska

   

 

1980 Desert Studies Field Trip

 

Locations: Kelso Dunes. Wild Horse Canyon.
Full Size ImageHiking in the Kelso Dunes
Full Size ImageGolden Eagle in juniper along Lobo Point Road.  

 

Day 0

If I remember correctly, we were supposed to leave for the eastern Mojave on Saturday, and camp at the Barstow Syncline. However, the weather was bad, and we delayed our departure until very early Sunday morning. Henry was in charge of our van and he is in this photo (the tall person left of center). He must have had us stop at the Kelso Dunes on our way into Lobo Point, as this was one of my first photographs of the trip.

Other articles:
• Black Canyon Road:  Hole-in-the-Wall;
• Lobo Point Road:   in the Valley of Lobo Point;
• Wild Horse Canyon Road:   s. side Barber Mtn;   near Banshee Cyn;  Spur road to Banshee Canyon;

Locations: Barber Mountain. Hole-in-the-Wall. Lobo Point. Table Top.
Full Size ImageHiking on Barker Mountain.  

 

Day 1 -- Barber Mountain

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Linda Houser looking at the Woods Mountains from Barber Mountain.
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Table Top as seen from Barber Mountain.
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Lobo Point Camp as seen from the top of Barber Mountain.
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Matt and Kate check out some tafoni at Hole-in-the-Wall.
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Pause at the southwest side of Hole-in-the-Wall
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Petroglyphs near Hole-in-the-Wall.
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Viewing petroglyphs near Hole-in-the-Wall
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South side of Barber Mountain.
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South side of Barber Mountain.
 

Locations: Wild Horse Mesa.
Full Size ImageProvidence Mountains from north rim of Wild Horse Mesa.
Full Size ImageTop of Wild Horse Mesa from the top of the north rim.  

 

Day 2 -- Wild Horse Mesa

Hike to Wild Horse Mesa.

Our route was from Lobo Point camp west across Wild Horse Canyon, up the north face of the mesa, southwards to a rock shelter, then south and east to descend into Saddle Horse Canyon. After a stop at the Ceremonial Site, then we crossed northeast and up the wash back into camp.

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Providence Mountains from north rim of Wild Horse Mesa.
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North rim of Wild Horse Mesa.
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Rock shelter on Wild Horse Mesa.
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Me on Wild Horse Mesa
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Hiking on top of Wild Horse Mesa.
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Massive and columnar jointed welded tuff on the rim of Wild Horse Mesa.

Other articles:
• Essex Road:   at Mitchell Caverns;
• Eastern Mojave Climate:  32000;

Locations: Mitchell Caverns.
Full Size ImageThe south end of Wild Horse Mesa from Mitchell Caverns.  

 

Day 3 -- Mitchell Caverns

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A little snow at Mitchell Caverns
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The entrance to Mitchell Caverns.
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Mitchell Caverns headquarters at the end of Essex Road.
 

Literature Cited:
- Hewett, D. Foster, 1956.

Other articles:
• Hart Mine Road:  Hart (site);

Locations: Hart.  

 

Day 4 -- Hart and Vontrigger Hills

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The Castle Peaks north of Hart.
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Mine dump at Hart.
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Looking over a mine at Hart
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Lanfair Valley south of Hart
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New York Mountains west of Hart
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Mining area at Hart
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Open pit at Hart.
In something of a quandary because of bad weather, someone, perhaps John Schaeffer, suggested Hart.

Other articles:
• Lanfair Road:   near Vontrigger Hills and Spring;

Locations: Vontrigger Hills. Wild Horse Canyon.
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Outcrop beside the wash.
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Windmills beside the wash.
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Along Lanfair Road between Hackberry Mountain and Vontrigger Hills.
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Hiking group in west edge of Vontrigger Hills.
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Rock shelter near Vontrigger Spring.
Vontrigger Spring and vicinity.

Other articles:
• Lobo Point Road:   near Barber Mtn;   in the Valley of Lobo Point;   correlation of rock units;

Locations: Barber Mountain. Lobo Point. Table Top.
Full Size ImageThe north face of Barber Mountain as seen from Lobo Point.  

 

Day 5 -- Lobo Point

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Thunderstorm with virga.
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Matt and Lobo Point in the morning.
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Faulted ash bed on Lobo Point.
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Lobo Point Camp from Lobo Point.
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Fault on the northwest face of Lobo Point
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Ash bed used to correlate rock units on Lobo Point
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Lunch group.
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Table Top from the small cliffs on the north side of Lobo Point
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Lobo Point from the slopes of Barber Mountain
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Cliff at base of Barber Mountain
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Ash bed used to correlate rock units on Barber Mountain
Free day at Lobo Point for projects.

Locations: Wild Horse Mesa.
Full Size ImageWild Horse Mesa in the early morning.  

 

Day 6 -- Going Home

 

Other articles:
• Bald Hills Road:   at unnamed road;

Locations: Redwood National Park.
Full Size ImageWaiting for the shuttle to pick us up in RedWood National Park  

  Backpacking at Redwood National Park.

 

Other articles:
• California Highway 89:  Emigrant Pass;  Bumpass Hell T.H.;

Locations: Bumpass Hell. Chaos Crags. Lassen National Park. Lassen Peak.
Full Size ImageBumpass Hell.  

 

1980 Lassen Field Trip

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Chaos Crags at Emigrant Pass.
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Warning sign at Bumpass Hell.
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Orientation stop at Emigrant Pass.
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Lassen Peak.
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View of Bumpass Hell.
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Chaos Crags from Emigrant Pass.
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Lassen Peak (?) from where?
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Field trip to Lassen National Park.
Looks like this field trip might have been to Lassen National Park.

Other articles:
• F. R. 32N21 / Butte Lake Rd:   at Butte Lk CG;

Locations: Butte Lake Campground. Cinder Cone.
Full Size ImageHike to the top of Cinder Cone.  

 

Hike to top of Cinder Cone.

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Hike to the top of Cinder Cone.
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Cooking dinner at the Butte Lake Campground.
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Lassen Peak from Cinder Cone.

Other articles:
• California Highway 89:  28200;

Locations: Subway Cave Lava Tubes.
Full Size ImageTrail to Subway Cave.  

 

Field trip stop at Subway Cave, near Old Station.

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Inside Subway Caves.

 

Other articles:
• Badwater Road:   at Badwater;
• CA Hwy 190:  Stovepipe Wells;  at Salt Ck Rd;   at Zabriskie Point;
• Dantes View Road:   at Dantes View;
• Trail Canyon Road:  30000;   near mouth of canyon;   near mouth of canyon;  part way up the fan;
• West Side Road:   at Devils Golf Course;
• Wildrose Canyon Road:  Charcoal Kilns;
• Wildrose Road:  Emigrant Canyon;

Locations: Badwater. Dante's View. Death Valley Dunes. Devils Golf Course. Emigrant Canyon. Salt Creek. Trail Canyon. Wildrose Canyon. Wildrose Charcoal Kilns. Zabriskie Point.
Full Size ImageThe view from Zabriskie Point.  

 

Thanksgiving, 1980

Merritt College field trip to Death Valley. Also known as the “Barf-Mobile” trip.

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George Hilton and several students at Devils Golf Course.
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George Hilton consults the map in Trail Canyon.
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Ron Felzer (right) leads field trip stop at Wildrose Charcoal Kilns.
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Sand dunes near Stovepipe Wells in the afternoon.
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On the ridge at Dante's View.
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Death Valley salt pan from Dante's View.
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View from Trail Canyon fan into Death Valley.
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Trail Canyon in the late afternoon.
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Salt formation at Badwater.
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View northwest from Dante's View.
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Looking down Wildrose Canyon from near the charcoal kilns.
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Cheryl at the charcoal kilns.
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Charcoal kilns and Wildrose Canyon.
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Wildrose Charcoal Kilns.
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Emigrant Canyon.
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Faulting in Emigrant Canyon.
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Cheryl at Salt Creek.
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Waking up on the Trail Canyon fan.

Other articles:
• Pierce Point Road:   at Kehoe Beach TH;

Locations: Kehoe Beach.
Full Size ImageKehoe Beach, looking north.  

 

Point Reyes

I'm pretty sure this was Kehoe Beach.

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Sand dune deposits at Kehoe Beach.
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Matt on granite overlain by Francisco Formation.

 

   

 

1981

 

 
Full Size Image"Ivan & Matt, 1/81"  

 

January, 1981

 

   

 

April, 1981

 

 

Other articles:
• New York Mountain Road.:   at Golden Quail Mine;
• Eastern Mojave Geology:  Golden Quail Claims;

Locations: Golden Quail Claims.
Full Size ImageMine shaft: 1981.  

 

1981 Desert Studies Field Trip

 

Locations: Desert Tortoise Natural Area.
Full Size ImageMatt and Scott at the entrance.  

 

Stop at the Desert Tortoise Natural Area.

Other articles:
• Caruthers Canyon Road:   at the Giant Ledge Mine;   in Caruthers Cyn;   at limestone hill;
• Cedar Canyon Road:   at Camp Rock Spring;   at Rock Spring;

Locations: Caruthers Canyon. Giant Ledge Mine. Rock Spring. Watson Wash.
Full Size ImageOenothera cespitosa at Rock Spring.  

 

Rock Springs and Caruthers Canyon

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Hikers in the wash of Rock Spring.
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Matt just below the Giant Ledge Mine.
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Matt, et a., at the entrance to the Giant Ledge Mine.
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The Giant Ledge, a prominent quartz dike.
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Matt in the Giant Ledge Mine.
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Mouth of Caruthers Canyon (1981).
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Plaque for Camp Rock Spring.
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Watson Wash at Camp Rock Spring.
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My house is your house

Other articles:
• Gold Valley Mine Road:  Gold Valley Mine;
• Lobo Point Road:   n. face Barber Mtn;   in the Valley of Lobo Point;
• Glossary:  tafoni;

Locations: Barber Mountain. Gold Valley Mine. Granite Well. Lobo Point.
Full Size ImageLobo Point from the lower slopes of Barber Mountain  

 

Barber Mountain: At some point in the week, maybe the first day, we climbed to the top of Barber Mountain. This might also be the day I visited the Gold Valley Mine.

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Tafoni on Barber Mountain.
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Lobo Point and Wild Horse Mesa seen from Barber Mountain.
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Rhyolitic dome on the south end of Lobo Point, seen from Barber Mountain.
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Granite Well in 1981.
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Shaft at Gold Valley Mine.
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Barber Mountain as seen from Granite Well.
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View north northwest from Barber Mountain towards the Little Thorn Mountains and Granite Well.

Other articles:
• Kelbaker Road:   at Kelso Dunes;

Locations: Kelso Dunes.
Full Size ImageKelso Dunes from the Road.  

 

Field trip stop at Kelso Dunes.

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Running down the dunes.
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View northwest from top of the Kelso Dunes.
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Running down the dunes.

Locations: Burro Canyon. Woods Mountains Guzzler.
Full Size ImageGroup in Burro Canyon.
Full Size ImageHiking into Burro Canyon.  

 

Woods Mountains: field trip.

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West Burro Canyon in the Woods Mountains.
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Scott Clarke at the Woods Wash Guzzler.
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Group hiking out of West Burro Canyon.

   

 

August 1981

 

Other articles:
• Paulina Lake Road:  17000;  18000;

Locations: Big Obsidian Flow Trailhead. Paulina Lake.
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Big Obsidian Flow trail.
 

Full Size ImageRachel with giant sunflower.  
   

 

Other articles:
• North Highway:  Mesquite Spring Campground;
Full Size ImageGood-bye photo at Mesquite Spring Campground.  

 

1981 Death Valley Field Trip

One of my many rainy trips to Death Valley.

I think this was one on Roland Gangloff's trips. The first night was at Rhyolite, where we pitched camp in the oncoming rain, and went into Beatty for dinner. At the time, there was only the Exchange Club, that was casino, restaurant, bar, and Greyhound bus stop. There were packages piled up around the front door that had just come in on the bus. I remember having Thanksgiving dinner here, but not whether it was Wednesday or Thursday night. We took this station wagon through Titus Canyon, ripping a hole in the muffler at one point. Then camped in the rain at Mesquite Spring Campground. That day or the next day we visited Ubehebe Crater and Scotty's Castle. We also had a flat tire and discovered that we only had one of those new little donuts with a 35 mph speed restriction. The garage at Furnace Creek was open on Sunday, but we had to wait quite a while while they struggled to inflate some giant 4WD tires for the person ahead of us. With out tire fixed, we exited through Death Valley Junction and Baker for the drive home.

 

   

 

1982

 

 
Full Size ImageRachel, January, 1982  

 

January

 

 

Other articles:
• Kelbaker Road:  16000;
• Lobo Point Road:   in the Valley of Lobo Point;

Locations: Cima Volcanic Field. Lobo Point.
Full Size ImageMy tent at Lobo Point.  

 

1982 Desert Studies

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Matt and Kate in Cima Volcanic Field, Cone No. 22.
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Cinder cone in Cima Volcanic Field.
 

Other articles:
• Lanfair Road:  11800;

Locations: Hackberry Mountain.
Full Size ImageAt the fossil-digging site on Hackberry Mountain.  

 

Trip to the fossil beds of Hackberry Mountain. These were on the north size of Hackberry Mountain in, what I now assume were, beds of the Winkler Formation.

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Fossiliferous Winkler(?) Formation in the north side of Hackberry Mountain.
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Plant fossils, perhaps root casts, found in the Winkler (?) Formation of Hackberry Mountain.

Other articles:
• Lobo Point Road:   in the Valley of Lobo Point;

Locations: Hole-in-the-Wall. Lobo Point.
Full Size ImageView of Opal Wash from the ridge south of Lobo Point.  

 

The camp at Lobo Point.

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Hole-in-the-Wall from the ridge of Lobo Point.
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The camp at Lobo Point in 1982

Other articles:
• Keystone Canyon:   at mine;

Locations: Keystone Canyon.
Full Size ImageMine and buildings in Keystone Canyon.  

 

New York Mountains, Keystone Canyon.

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Bill Keeler in door of cabin in Keystone Canyon.
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At a mine in Keystone Canyon.

Other articles:
• Wild Horse Canyon Road:   n. face of Wild Horse Mesa;

Locations: Beecher Canyon. Wild Horse Mesa.
Full Size ImageJim Lons in from of the down-dropped northernmost part of Wild Horse Mesa.  

 

Wild Horse Mesa:

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Jim Lons holds up a stalk fo Agave desertii on top of Wild Horse Mesa.
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Beecher Canyon, on the west side of Wild Horse Mesa.

Locations: Gold Valley Spring.
Full Size ImageThe ridge above Gold Valley Spring.
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Hike to Gold Valley Spring.

 
Full Size Image"Lunch along the Chatanika. Partner, Richard, took picture. July 1982, Alaska"  

 

July 1982

Paul & Lydia visit Martha & Richard in Alaska.

 
Full Size Image“Rachel learning to ride a 2-wheel bike. Oakland 8-14-82”  

 

August 14th

Rachel learning to ride a 2-wheel bike. Oakland. 8/14/1982.

 
Full Size Image"Paul, Tom & Alec in our house, 12-23-82"  

 

December 23rd

 

 
Full Size Image“Matt, Jacob and Rachel before opening gifts Christmas Eve, 1982.”  

 

December 24th

Christmas Eve, 1982

 
Full Size Image“Paul, Tom, Cheryl and Rachel having breakfast Christmas Day, 1982.”  

 

December 25th

Christmas, 1982

 

   

 

1983

 

   

 

1983 Desert Studies Field Trip

 

Other articles:
• Globe Mine Road:   near Summit Spr Rd;
• Winkler's Cabin Road:  Winkler's Cabin (Site);

Locations: Globe Canyon (Upper). Winklers Cabin.
Full Size ImageField trip stop at Winkler's Cabin in April 1983.  

 
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Rattlesnake.
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Where we left the cars in Globe Canyon.
 

 
Full Size Image"Tom catches the ball. Lime Kiln Canyon Park, May 27, 1983"
Full Size Image“Rachel in our backyard, May 30, 1983.”  

 

May 30, 1983

Visit to Granada Hills.

 

   

 

1984

 

 

Other articles:
• Lobo Point Road:   at the camp site;   in the Valley of Lobo Point;

Locations: Lobo Point.
Full Size ImageYours truly in the morning at Lobo Point.  

 

1984 Desert Studies Field Trip

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Jennifer, Ron, & Gray at the kitchen truck.
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Post-hike rehydration.
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Waiting for dinner.
 

Other articles:
• Globe Mine Road:   at Summit Spring Road;
• Summit Spring Road:   at Summit Spr;   at Latham Sh;   at Providence Mine;

Locations: Globe Canyon (Upper). Providence Mine. Summit Spring.
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Globe Canyon / Summit Spring

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Head of Globe Canyon.
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Roland Gangloff at Summit Spring
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Scott, Linda, and Julie look for trilobite fossils in the Latham Shale.
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Looking for trilobites in the Latham Shale
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Group in front of a powder magazine.

Other articles:
• Bonanza King Rd:  Bonanza King Canyon;

Locations: Bonanza King Canyon.
Full Size ImageLinda and Julie with Bonanza King Canyon beyond.  

 

Bonanza King

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Linda and Julie looking for fossils in Bonanza King Canyon.
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Solitary horn coral in Bonanza King Canyon

Locations: Fort Piute. Piute Spring.
Full Size ImagePiute Canyon.
Full Size ImageEating lunch in Piute Canyon.  

 

Piute Cyn / Fort Piute

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Faulting in Piute Canyon
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Looking down Piute Canyon at Fort Piute.

Locations: Woods Mountains.
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Woods Mountains

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Rock shelter on the south slopes of Woods Mountains.
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Woods Mountains above the rock shelter.

 
Full Size ImagePaul and Lydia, photo taken for church directory.  

 

May 1984

Photo of Lydia and Paul taken for church directory.

 
Full Size ImageMay 1984. Lydia sitting by the fire in the evening. Chimney Peak Campground.
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Full Size ImagePaul the birdwatcher. Chimney Peak Campground.  

 

May 1984

Paul & Lydia camping at Chimney Peak Campground. There does not seem to be a campground by this name in 2020. There is a Chimney Creek campground in Tulare County at the head of Nine Mile Canyon.

 
Full Size Image"Laguna Hills Baptist Church, June 3, 1984"  

 

June 3, 1984

Some sort of event at the Laguna Hills Baptist Church. Uncle Ivan Bell was pastor there for a time, perhaps this was his retirement party.

 
Full Size Image“Rachel, Tom and Paul as we were getting ready to leave Oakland.”  

 

July

Visit to Oakland.

Full Size ImageMatt Schweich, November 1984  
   

 

Other articles:
• CA Hwy 190:  Townes Pass;  Stovepipe Wells;
• Indian Ranch Road:  30000;
• Surprise Canyon Road:   at cascade;   at Chris Wicht Camp;
• Saline Valley Road:   in Nelson Range;

Locations: Chris Wicht Camp. Nelson Range. Panamint Valley. Stovepipe Wells. Surprise Canyon. Towne Pass.
Full Size ImagePanamint Range to the northeast of camp.  

 

1984 Saline Valley Field Trip

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Cascades in Surprise Canyon.
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Tom by a Joshua tree (Yucca brevifolia Engelm.)
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Merritt College van in the snow.
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Snow scene along Saline Valley Road.
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Townes Pass in the snow.
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Panamint Range and Surprise Canyon from our camp.
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Chris Wicht Camp in Surprise Canyon.
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Camp site at or near Warm Sulphur Springs
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Group picture before leaving Death Valley
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Sand dunes at Stovepipe Wells.
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Sand dunes at Stovepipe Wells in the early morning.
I think I picked up the van and we had people assemble at my house on 33rd Avenue, leaving Oakland in the early afternoon.

We planned to make one stop in Bakersfield at a grocery store, just because people might need to stock up. This was a good plan because person did not bring any food at all. Let's call him Ron. I think his explanation was that he had asked his roommate to get him some food, but his roommate did not go to the market, or something like that.

Olancha would have been our place to turn off of US Highway 395 in the direction of Saline Valley. As we approached Olancha, it was starting to snow. We had dinner in Olancha, at the Ranch House Cafe. It continued to snow heavily while we ate dinner. We decided we would not try to drive into Saline Valley that night. There were a couple of motels in Olancha, but they were both totally dark, either full or not operating. We could not tell. We drove on to Lone Pine, where we stayed in the Lone Pine hotel. I think the women got the hotel rooms with a bath. Ron and I roomed together with a shower and bath down the hall.

Thursday (Thanksgiving) morning we left for Saline Valley. The road good through Lee Flat, with the snow either melted or packed down. However, as the road got steeper, we started losing control of the van when the snow was about 6 inches deep. Of course, because it was a rental van, we did not have chain. We did not make it to the pass above Grapevine Canyon.

As a group, we thought maybe we could go into Death Valley. So we drove back down to Highway 190. Ron was driving, and a little crazed because he needed credit from the class to ... ... do something ... maybe, graduate. He was going way too fast down Darwin Grade, So I had to tell him to slow down. He didn't take it well, and decided to drive 20 mph; kind of like an ass.

So we went into and across Panamint Valley. It was cloudy but no rain. We drove past the past the Road Closed sign. It was starting to rain at Towne Pass. We started down the grade and it was raining really hard by the time we got to Emigrant Wash. I don't think there was any running water in Emigrant Wash. But then the road turns east across numerous washes. The first a little water, then the next wash a little more water, then a wash lot of water. Looking at the map now, we must have been really close to Stovepipe Wells. But we didn't know that then, and decided to turn back. There was a 5th wheel behind us who could not turn around at that spot. I have no idea what they ultimately did.

Now what to do? Somehow, we decided to get gas and supplies and camp in Panamint Valley. So we drove to Trona. It was breezy, but otherwise sunny and bright. We bought gas and water and then headed back for Panamint Valley.

We found a place to camp in Panamint Valley on Indian Ranch Road near Warm Sulphur Spring. This is where we spent Thursday night.

Friday morning, it was still cloudy, especially to the north and east. So, we decided to stay here. I don't remember the process, but it seems that we made the decision as a group. Ron was desperate to go into Saline Valley, I think because he needed class credits. We had a discussion about keeping a journal and turning it in to get credit.

We Walked up Surprise Canyon fan and saw there was a road from the south end of the fan. Then past Chris Wicht Camp, we hiked a mile or so up the canyon, past the narrow place where the road was washed out.

Saturday, decided to try Death Valley. We packed up and got in the van. I'm not sure how we got there, because it was afternoon when we arrived at Stovepipe Wells. Perhaps we went up Wildrose Canyon to the charcoal ovens. Regardless, there were a lot of vacant campsites in the campground at Stovepipe Wells. The two black women and I decided we would go to the restaurant for dinner. I wish I could remember their names. They were both delightful company. One of them had just picked up the phrase "no problem." She was a City of Oakland social worker. But I learned it from her, and from then on, pretty much everything was no problem.

An old guy was playing pedal steel guitar and singing really old time western songs, with two young guys for backup. He took quite an interest in us, as I expect we might have been an interesting sight. We talked about our trip, failure to get into Saline Valley, and what we did instead. His pedal steel playing and singing was really good, and he made repeated snide comments about his backups having no clue.

A couple of us had the idea to sleep out in the sand dunes. It must be a popular thing for people to try, because there was a ranger waiting for us, who sent us back into the campground.

Sunday morning, we went back to the restaurant for breakfast. After packing up, we drove home. I assume we went out of the south end of the valley, through Baker to Bakersfield and then up the San Joaquin Valley.

As we neared Oakland, several passengers were asking to be dropped off at their house on the way into town. But we didn't do that. We went to my house first. Then we cleaned the van. People who left their car at my house were able to go home. Then I drove around Oakland taking people home. That way, I didn't get stuck cleaning out a dirty van on Monday morning.


Full Size Image"Matt puts the icecream cones Rachel & Lydia decorated on his fingers & pretends he is going to eat them. Paul, also. December 25, 1984"  
 

Christmas, 1984

 

 
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1985

 

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  “Vera & Bob Shaw when they visited us in January, 1985. Bob is 75 and Vera is 77 years of age” – Lydia Schweich

“Paul & Bob Shaw. I read a book on photography which said it is better in a photo to have people doing something, rather than having them lined up as a firing squad. So that is why these are looking at the book. Granada Hills, CA. January, 1985.” &ndash Lydia Schweich


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  “Ivan, Lois and Henry Keene, and Paul standing, and Olga sitting on the rocks, near Reuben's Restaurant, on Harbor Island, San Diego. Coronado Bridge in the background. February 1985” – Lydia Schweich

 

Other articles:
• Lobo Point Road:   in the Valley of Lobo Point;

Locations: Lobo Point.
Full Size ImageEd guards to guacamole.  

 

1985 Desert Studies Field Trip

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Otto taking a drink.
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Kitchen crew on the 1985 field trip.
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Society of Friends of Jose Cuervo.
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George and Anne.
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Afternoon in camp.
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Ed ('nuff said)
 
   

(Barber Mtn)

Locations: Rustler Canyon. Woods Mountains.
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Woods Mountains

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Very tall Yucca baccata in the woods Mountains.
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Hiking in the Woods Mountains

Locations: Table Top.
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Table Mountain

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George Hilton points to Hackberry Mountain from Table Top.
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View off the east side of Table Mountain.

Other articles:
• Caruthers Canyon Road:   above the Giant Ledge Mine;  in canyon;   at limestone hill;
• Cedar Canyon Road:  Government Holes;

Locations: Caruthers Canyon.
Full Size ImageLarge gopher snake on Cedar Canyon near Government Holes.  

 

Rock Spr? New York Mtns?

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Mouth of Caruthers Canyon.
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View south out of Caruthers Canyon.
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Roy getting ready to photograph a fractured quartz dike in Caruthers Canyon.

Locations: Winklers Cabin.
Full Size ImageEating lunch above Winklers Cabin.
Full Size ImageKelso Dunes from the ridge above Winkler's Cabin.  

 

Winklers Cabin / Wild Horse Mesa

Other articles:
• Bonanza King Rd:  Bonanza King Canyon;

Locations: Bonanza King Canyon.
Full Size ImageEating lunch in the shade in Bonanza King Canyon.  

 

Bonanza King Canyon

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Arch in Bonanza King Canyon.
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Petroglyphs in Bonanza King Canyon.

Other articles:
• Lobo Point Road:   in the Valley of Lobo Point;   group photos;

Locations: Lobo Point.
Full Size ImageLoading the truck at the end of the week.  

 

Group photo before leaving.

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Goodbye, Lobo Point! (Group photo when we are all packed up and ready to leave, 1985)

 

Other articles:
• Black Canyon Road:   at foothills;
• Winkler's Cabin Road:  Winkler's Cabin (Site);
• Wild Horse Canyon Road:   at Mid Hills CG;

Locations: Mid Hills Campground. Winklers Cabin.
Full Size ImagePaul Schweich (my father) cooking dinner at the Mid Hills Campground.  

 

May 24, 1985

Lydia and Paul visit to the eastern Mojave.

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Lydia Schweich (my mother) at some petroglyphs near the south end of Wild Horse Mesa.
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Lydia Schweich (my mother) at Winkler's Cabin.
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Paul Schweich (my father) inside Winkler's Cabin.

Other articles:
• Cedar Canyon Road:   at Rock Spring;

Locations: Rock Spring.
Full Size ImageLydia Schweich (my mother) at Rock Springs.  

 

Rock Springs.

 
Full Size ImageLydia and Paul at Olga & Ivan's for Christmas, 1985  

 

Christmas 1985

 

 
Full Size ImageBrownie Troop #33, February 14, 1986  

 

14-Feb-1986

 

 

Other articles:
• Power Line Road:  45290;
• Lobo Point Road:   in the Valley of Lobo Point;   group photos;

Locations: Lobo Point. Old Dad Mountain.
Full Size ImageCanyon in Old Dad Mountain.  

 

1986 Desert Studies Field Trip

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Goodbye Lobo Point! (1986).
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Kirstin digging the hole for the outhouse.
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Dan Rosen tries to cook a cold.
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Me, Scott, and Julie at breakfast.
 

Locations: Hole-in-the-Wall.
Full Size ImageStone Corral, in Hole-in-the-Wall.  

 

Barber ?

Other articles:
• Winkler's Cabin Road:  Winkler's Cabin (Site);

Locations: Winklers Cabin.
Full Size ImageWinkler's Cabin in 1986.  

 

Winklers

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Field trip stop at Winklers Cabin.

Locations: Woods Mountains.
Full Size ImageLooking at petroglyphs in Woods Wash.
Full Size ImageJulie, Kirstin, and Matt getting ready to hike at the Woods Mountains.  

 

South Woods Mountains

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Group on Rosen's Roost
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Ed Schaup at Woods Wash.

Locations: Woods Mountains.
Full Size ImageLocation of Woods Mountains pictograph.
Full Size ImagePictograph on slab of rhyolite.  

 

Northeast Woods Mountains

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Canyon in northeast Woods Mountains.
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Road into the northeast corner of the Woods Mountains.
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Table Top from the northeast Woods Mountains.
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Gopher Snake in the Woods Mountains.

Locations: Columbia Mountain.
Full Size ImageHedgehog cactus (Echinocereus triglochidiatus Engelm.) on Columbia Mountain.  

 

Columbia Mountain

Locations: Piute Spring.
Full Size ImageFaulting in Piute Canyon.
Full Size ImageLake beds above Piute Canyon.  

 

Piute Canyon

 

Locations: Mount Diablo.
Full Size ImageTwo rattlesnakes beside the handicapped trail on Mount Diablo.  

 

Mother's Day, May 11, 1986

We went for a nice walk on the handicapped accessible trail near the top of Mount Diablo.

Locations: Winklers Cabin.

Letters: Wednesday, June 12, 1985.
Full Size ImageLydia Schweich, June 12, 1985.  

   

   

 

August, 1986

 

Full Size ImageRachel in front of the Flint Center  
 

I have a whole series of these photos dated August 1986, taken at the Flint Center of De Anza College. Perhaps Rachel and I were waiting to pick Jacob up from his camp at Camp Costanoan.


Full Size ImageLydia's birthday, 1986  
 

Lydia's Birthday at Lyon Avenue House in Oakland.

 

Other articles:
• Lobo Point Road:   in the Valley of Lobo Point;   at the camp site;
• Wild Horse Canyon Road:  in the canyon;

Locations: Barber Mountain. Lobo Point. Wild Horse Canyon.
Full Size ImageCamping at Lobo Point in November 1986.  

 

15 November 1986

Visit to Lobo Point

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"Lydia & Tom at the cocktail hour at Point Lobo, November 15, 1986" in Lydia's handwriting.
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Lydia and Paul Schweich (my parents) on top of Barber Mountain.
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Tom by the Medicine Wheel
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General aspect of Yucca schidigera in Wild Horse Canyon.
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Lydia and Paul in Wild Horse Canyon.
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Lydia and Paul Schweich (my parents) climbing to the top of Barber Mountain.
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Lobo Point and Medicine Wheel (1986).
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The Medicine Wheel at Lobo Point.

 

   

 

1987

 

Full Size ImageRachel Run Rainbow Sun  
   

   

 

1987 Desert Studies Field Trip

 

Literature Cited:
- Koenig, Heidi, 2007.

Other articles:
• Black Canyon Road:   s. end of Wild Horse Mesa;
• Bonanza King Rd:  Bonanza King Canyon;
• Caruthers Canyon Road:  in the mouth of the canyon;
• New York Mountain Road.:   at Golden Quail Mine;
• Lobo Point Road:   group photos;
• Eastern Mojave Geology:  Golden Quail Claims;

Locations: Barber Mountain. Bonanza King Canyon. Caruthers Canyon. Golden Quail Claims. Hole-in-the-Wall. Lobo Point. Wild Horse Mesa. Woods Mountains.  

 
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Petroglyphs at the south end of the Woods Mountains.
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Lobo Point and Wild Horse Mesa seen from Barber Mountain (1987).
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Descending Barber Mountain.
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Climbing the rings at Hole-in-the-Wall.
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Field lecture at Opal Wash.
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Petroglyph at Woods Wash.
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Stu and Roy at the petroglyphs on Woods Wash.
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Exploration at the Golden Quail Mine: 1987.
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Matt sitting in the arch of Bonanza King Canyon.
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Linda H. by a rock ring at the south end of Wild Horse Mesa.
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Final Group Photo (1987).
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Joshua tree (Yucca brevifolia) in Caruthers Canyon.
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View from the Mouth of the Canyon.
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Exploration at the Golden Quail Mine: 1987.
 

 

Other articles:
• Arizona Highway 64:  Grand Canyon;

Locations: Grand Canyon.
Full Size ImageRachel hangs on the fence at Grand Canyon.  

 

April, 1987, Grand Canyon

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Grand Canyon in the evening.
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Rachel hangs on the fence at Grand Canyon.
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Grand Canyon in the evening.
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Jacob, Cheryl, and Rachel on the rim of the Grand Canyon.
 

Other articles:
• Fire Road 545/Loop Road:   at visitor center;

Locations: Wupatki National Monument.
Full Size ImageRachel & Cheryl at Wupatki National Monument.  

 

A stop at the Wupatki National Monument Pueblo ruin

 

Locations: Sunol Valley Regional Park.
Full Size ImageTaking a break in our hike.
Full Size ImageTaking a break in our hike.  

 

May, 1987, Girl Scout Trip to Sunol Park

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Rachel and Cameron in camp.
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Rachel and Cameron on a rock outcrop.
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On the trail
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Camp in the early morning.
 

   

 

October, 1987

 

Other articles:
• Cedar Canyon Road:  Government Holes;   at Rock Spring;
• Wild Horse Canyon Road:   at arch. site;

Locations: Government Holes. Olympus Mine. Rock Spring. Wild Horse Canyon.
Full Size ImageGovernment Holes, October 1987.  

 

Field trip to the eastern Mojave with my dad.

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Lunch in Wild Horse Canyon.
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Petroglyph near Archeological Site SBr-291.
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Stuart, 4th Infantry, May 16, 1864.
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Paul Schweich (my father) at the Olympus Mine.
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Archeological Site SBr-291
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Hollowed-out rock (tafoni) at archeological site SBr-291.
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Petroglyphs at archeological site SBr-291.
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View of lowest Wild Horse Canyon from SBr-291.
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Honeycomb at Archeological Site SBr-291
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Caruthers Canyon (1987).

Other articles:
• Afton Road:  UPRR Trestle;  near Baxter;

Locations: Afton Canyon.
Full Size ImageUnion Pacific trestle over the Mojave River.  

 

Drove up Afton Canyon with my dad.

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Unnamed hill in the lower part of Afton Canyon.

 

   

 

1988

 

   

 

1988 Desert Studies Field Trip

 

Other articles:
• Kelbaker Road:   at Kelso Dunes;

Locations: Kelso Dunes.
Full Size ImageTom at the Kelso Dunes.  

 

Stopped at the Kelso Dunes on our way in.

Other articles:
• Lobo Point Road:   in the Valley of Lobo Point;
• Wild Horse Canyon Road:  Spur road to Banshee Canyon;

Locations: Hole-in-the-Wall. Lobo Point.
Full Size ImageMedicine Wheel at Lobo Point  

 
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Rachel and three women at Hole-in-the-Wall.
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Rachel in the door of our tent.
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Medicine Wheel at Lobo Point.
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Medicine Wheel at Lobo Point.
 

Full Size ImageA cartoon that has occupied a prominent place on my bookshelves
Full Size ImageAn oath I took after replacing the kitchen faucet. That of course knocked a lot of scale loose and I had to replace pipes to the washing machine.  
 

An oath I took after doing some plumbing.

 

Locations: Lobo Point.
Full Size Image"Barber Mountain, October 24, 1988" in Lydia's handwriting.  

 

October 24, 1988

Camping at Lobo Point camp.

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