Plate 502X. Escalante River 1940 – 2004 Viewed east-northeast to the confluence of Calf Creek and the Escalante River from the overlook on Utah Highway 12. Note how little woody riparian vegetation there was in 1940 and how conditions have improved. Willows and cottonwoods are now abundant, though, a small amount of tamarisk is also present. Pinyon and juniper appear to have increased. This is similar to Plate 53x.
The original photograph was taken by M. Noall and C.W. Noall ca. 1940; retake by Charles E. Kay on June 10, 2004 - - Photo No. 5341-22. Original photograph (PO-188-n42) held by Marriott Library Special Collections, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.
Riparian, Pinyon, Juniper
South West: Section 12, Range 4 East, Township 35 South; UTM 462900 E, 4180400 N; elevation 5,550 ft.