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Hell's Backbone




Plate 58X. Hell’s Backbone 1935-2002 Viewed southwest at the bridge on Hell’s Backbone. Sand Creek Canyon is on the left and Death Hollow is on the right. Manzanita has colonized the unvegetated slope (photo lower right) in the original. A few ponderosa pine have died only to be replaced by others. Most of the ponderosa have also increased in height. The bridge has been improved.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph 307743 taken by K.D. Swan in August 1935; retake by Charles E. Kay on July 11, 2002 - - Photo No. 4975-6. Original photograph held by U.S. Forest Service Regional Photographic Collection (7700-Dixie-5) housed at Weber State University, Ogden, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Mountain Brush, Conifer


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

January 2018