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Cedar Breaks Snow Course




Plate 1370X. Cedar Breaks Snow Course 1936 – 2006 Viewed northwest from the turning point on the old snow course outside Cedar Breaks National Monument - - see Plate 1369x. The foreground has not been treated and is more vegetated today than it was in the past, despite being grazed annually by domestic sheep. Conifers have increased, though, many of the older spruce were recently killed by insects and disease. Those trees have now started to fall, such as the one in the retake, which now blocks the view of the boulder (photo lower right) seen in the 1936 image. The view is back along the snow course to its starting point.

Photo Information:

Original photograph (NRCS-209) taken on September 7, 1936; retake by Charles E. Kay on August 3, 2006 - - Photo No. 5707-2. Original photograph held by the Snow Survey Supervisor, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Salt Lake City, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Conifer, Dry Meadow


South West: Section 12, Range 9 West, Township 37 South; UTM 338450 E, 4163200 N; elevation 10,220 ft.

January 2018