Renzaglia, Karen S. .
Bryophytes and Lichens of the High Uinta Mountains, Utah.
This full day field trip, sponsored by the American Bryological and Lichenological Society. Departing at 8:00 am, we will travel by bus to three localities in the Uinta Mountains east of Salt Lake City: Provo River Falls, Murdock Summit and Mirror Lake. The geology of the area consists entirely of Precambrian quartzite. Elevation at Provo Falls is 9400 ft; Murdock Summit 11200 ft; and Mirror Lake 10400 ft. The vegetation consists of lodgepole pine, subalpine fir and Engelmann spruce at Provo Falls and Mirror Lake, and alpine rock meadow at Murdock Summit. Most localities are within 500 meters of the parking area, but those who wish to hike to the alpine meadow at Murdock Summit should expect a rather strenuous 30-minute hike from the parking area. Bryologists can expect to see Aulacomnium, Climacium, Dichelyma, Drepanocladus, Fontinalis, Helodium, Hygrohypnum, Orthotrichum, Philonotis, Polytrichum, Sphagnum, Syntrichia and several others. Lichenologists will see mostly crustose Aspicilia, Dimelaena, Lecidea, Pleopsidium, Rhizocarpon, Sporastatia and Staurothele, and possibly squamulose Psora and Psoroma. Be prepared for all kinds of weather. If time permits, our return route will be Route 150 to Evanston WY—sagebrush country—where we can expect to see some desert mosses and vagrant lichens. We will return to Snowbird at 7:00 pm.
Includes transportation, continental breakfast, lunch and water
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1 - Southern Illinois University, Department of Plant Biology, 1125 Lincoln Drive, Carbondale, Illinois, 62901-6509, USA
Presentation Type: Activities:Field Trips
Location: Entrance/Cliff Lodge
Date: Saturday, July 25th, 2009
Time: 8:00 AM