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Clay Flats Knoll

1912

1996

Description:

Plate 33. CLAY FLATS KNOLL: 1912 - 1996 This view shows Last Chance Creek Canyon, Limestone Cliffs, Geyser Peak, Hens Hole Peak, and Thousand Lakes Mountain. Pinyon (Pinus edulis) in the foreground and both pinyon and juniper (Juniperus sp.) on the near slopes have increased in both height and numbers over the years. By 1996 most of the small open grasslands above the Limestone Cliffs were heavily invaded by pinyon-juniper, as would be expected in the absence of fire. Together with Plates 34 and 35, this forms a panorama from south to northwest.

Photo Information:

1912 photo [#330] taken by Lupton; 1996 photo is Kay #4064-7, taken on Sept, 20. Lupton’s photo held by U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Archives, Denver, CO. According to UTM, the section should be 33 rather than 3 for Plates 33-35.

Vegetative Community:

Pinyon, Juniper, Dry Meadow

Location:

South Central: Last Chance Creek, T24S, R5E., Sect. 33, UTM 4280300 N, 468300 E; elevation 8,055 ft.; view to south.

January 2018