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Cave Valley




Plate 1434X. Cave Valley 1963 – 2007 Viewed west-northwest along the western-edge of Cave Valley on the Lower Kolob Plateau in Zion National Park. The gravel pit in the foreground has destroyed the original camera station, so the retake was made atop the pit wall near the Kolob road. Oak and other mountain brush species have increased, as have pinyon and juniper. Sagebrush has increased on what was once a plowed field - - left of the fenceline in the 1963 image.

Photo Information:

Original photograph taken by Fred Bruek on June 15, 1963; retake by Charles E. Kay on June 21, 2007 - - Photo No. 5811-21. Original photograph (Zion 3657) held by the National Park Service, Zion National Park, Springdale, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Mountain Brush, Pinyon, Juniper


South West: Section 16, Range 11 West, Township 40 South; UTM 313664 E, 4131167 N; elevation 5,740 ft.

January 2018