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Checkerboard Mesa




Plate 1172X. Checkerboard Mesa 1929 – 2006 Viewed southwest to Checkerboard Mesa in Zion National Park. Utah Highway 9 has been paved and the bridge over Clear Creek has been rebuilt. Woody vegetation now blocks the original photopoint, so the retake was made from the nearest open area. Ponderosa pine, pinyon, and juniper have all increased, as have forest fuels. The road-fill has naturally revegetated.

Photo Information:

Original photograph taken by Grant (Z-215) on September 2, 1929; retake by Charles E. Kay on June 3, 2006 - - Photo No. 5625-21. Original photograph (Zion 12366) held by the National Park Service, Zion National Park, Springdale, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Conifer, Pinyon, Juniper


South West: Section 20, Range 9 West, Township 41 South; UTM 333400 E, 4121900 N; elevation 5,680 ft.

January 2018