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Cedar Breaks Snow Course




Plate 1371X. Cedar Breaks Snow Course 1936 – 2006 Viewed southeast across Long Valley from the turning point on the old snow course outside Cedar Breaks National Monument - - see Plates 1369x and 1370x. Conifers now block the original camera station, so the retake was made from the nearest open area, which is further to the southeast. The foreground and the valley are more vegetated today than in the past despite annual grazing by domestic sheep. Conifers have increased, though, many of the older spruce were recently killed by insects and disease. The rough looking surface on the far side of Long Valley is exposed lava.

Photo Information:

Original photograph (NRCS-211) taken on September 7, 1936; retake by Charles E. Kay on August 3, 2006 - - Photo No. 5707-8. 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