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White Mountain Peak Downslope Resurvey

July 15 – 21, 2024

This is a little less than a week of downslope survey work on White Mountain Peak. We planned to resurvey this summit in 2023, but could not because it was covered in snow! Work on this peak requires significant time in vehicles and hiking each day. Volunteers are botanists, students, research scientists or previous GLORIA workshop attendees. If you have high altitude experience, are a reasonably competent botanist, are familiar with GLORIA-style surveys, we would love to have you!



Lodging is at White Mountain Research Center’s Crooked Creek Station, located at 10,200 ft in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest (Inyo National Forest).  There is a main dining area and common room, a lab space and a library.


The majority of the indoor sleeping space is in dormitory-style rooms. A limited number of private rooms are available, please let us know if you have specific needs or preferences.


GLORIA Great Basin has a number of costs associated with running these field surveys including survey gear, WMRC lodging, travel costs, and paying our Field Coordinator. To help defray those costs, we ask for a tax-deductible recommended donation of $80 per person per night for the White Mountains surveys. Of course, if you are able to donate more to help support students and those who cannot donate, please do! As always, we are very grateful for your generosity and support, year after year. If you are able to make a donation, head over to our donate tab on this website where you can donate in a variety of ways.


July 15 – Arrival in afternoon/evening
July 16 – Mandatory acclimatization and training day
July 17 – White Mountain Peak downslopes
July 18 – White Mountain Peak downslopes
July 19 – Weather/make-up day

July 20 – Weather/make-up day

July 21 – Departure


Plant Guides


Map and Directions

From Big Pine, CA:  At the junction of highway 395 and California highway 168 at Big Pine, drive east on highway 168 into the White Mountains. About 13 miles from 395 at Westgard Pass, turn north (left) onto the White Mountain Road. The White Mountain Road is paved and its intersection with highway 168 is marked with a sign. Once on White Mountain Road, drive north for about 10 miles on pavement. At Schulman Grove, about 10 miles from highway 168, the pavement ends, and the dirt road is passable by passenger cars but can be washboarded with sharp rocks. Drive slowly to avoid flat tires.  Continue north another 9 miles until the junction with the road to Crooked Creek. This junction is marked with a sign. Turn right and drive 1 mile east on this road to the Crooked Creek station.

Be sure to fill up your car with gas in either Bishop or Big Pine as there are no other options once you leave Big Pine.

Printable PDF Directions

More Travel Information on the WMRC Webpages

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