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Big Dry Valley




Plate 497X. Big Dry Valley 1948 – 2004 Viewed west along the northern edge of Big Dry Valley - - this area is just east of Kodachrome State Park. Pinyon and juniper have increased except where a small fire killed some trees in the left-center of the photograph. Most of the grass is native needle and thread. The scattered shrubs are primarily Wyoming big sage and four-wing saltbrush.

Photo Information:

Original photograph taken by Jack Breed in 1948; retake by Charles E. Kay on June 9, 2004 - - Photo No. 5339-22. Original photograph published in the July 1949 issue of National Geographic (Breed 1949:377).

Vegetative Community:

Pinyon, Juniper, Sagebrush


South West: Section 12, Range 2 West, Township 38 South; UTM 415950 E, 4152850 N; elevation 5,980 ft.

January 2018