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Hell's Backbone




Plate 57X. Hell’s Backbone 1938-2002 Viewed northwest at the bridge on Hell’s Backbone. The bridge has been improved and the sign changed, but the road is still unpaved. Conifers, primarily ponderosa pine, have increased. The low, evergreen shrubs are greenleaf manzanita (Arctostaphylos patula). Curlleaf mountain mahogany (Cercocarpus ledifolius), horizontal juniper (Juniperus communis), and Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) are also present, as are pinyon and upright juniper.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph 369000 taken by W.H. Shaffer in August 1938; retake by Charles E. Kay on July 11, 2002 - - Photo No. 4975-2. Original photograph held by U.S. Forest Service Regional Photographic Collection (7700-Dixie-3) housed at Weber State University, Ogden, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Mountain Brush, Conifer, Pinyon, Juniper


South West: Section 5, Range 3 East, Township 33 South; UTM 447500E, 4202500N; elevation 8,860 ft.

January 2018