US Highway 95 (about 15 miles north of Nevada)
June 26, 1999
Blue Mountain Pass is found on the eastern edge of the Trout Creek Mountains. Pullouts are found on both sides of the highway at the pass, and both are frequently used. A small jeep road extends west from the pullout on the west side of the highway, and extends to jeep trails which travel the length of Blue Mt. as well as to the radio station atop Blue Mt. A low slung car can travel this road (scraping shrubbery and occasionally road bed too), but I wouldn't recommend such vehicles from travelling this road.
Tapertip Onion: Allium accuminatum
Panicled Death-camas: Zigadenus paniculatus
Basin Rayless Daisy: Erigeron aphanactis
Specklepod Milk-vetch: Astragalus lentiginosus
Humboldt River Milk-vetch: Astragalus iodanthus var. diaphanoides ?
Phlox: Phlox species (very sharp leaves)
Desert Paintbrush: Castilleja chromosa
Showy Penstemon: Penstemon speciosus
Long-leaved Aster: Aster chilensis ssp. adscendens
Hoary False Yarrow: Chaenactis douglasii
Tapertip Hawksbeard: Crepis accuminata ?
Shaggy Fleabane: Erigeron pumilus