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Checkerboard Mesa




Plate 1173X. Checkerboard Mesa 1929 – 2006 Viewed southwest to Checkerboard Mesa in Zion National Park. Utah Highway 9 is on the lower right and has been paved. The road-fill has naturally revegetated with green rabbitbrush and cheatgrass. The other shrubs are mostly bitterbrush or shinney-leaf manzanita.

Photo Information:

Original photograph taken by Grant (Z-215a) on September 2, 1929; retake by Charles E. Kay on June 3, 2006 - - Photo No. 5625-26. Original photograph (Zion 12366) held by the National Park Service, Zion National Park, Springdale, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Conifer, Mountain Brush


South West: Section 20, Range 9 West, Township 41 South; UTM 333350 E, 4121600 N; elevation 5,680 ft.

January 2018