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High Mountain




Plate 1398X. High Mountain 1909 – 2006 Viewed east from High Mountain across the heads of Lake and Rattlesnake Creeks. Brian Head (11,037 ft) is on the left and Cedar Breaks National Monument on the right. The open ridge in the lower right portion of the photos is Stud Flat. Conifers have increased, while aspen has declined. Most aspen stands have not regenerated in many years due to excessive ungulate herbivory (Kay and Bartos 2000). Plates 1397x to 1400x form a panorama from left to right.

Photo Information:

Original photograph taken by G.B. Richardson (No. 205b) in 1909; retake by Charles E. Kay on August 6, 2006 - - Photo No. 5718-6A. Original photograph held by the U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library, Denver, CO.

Vegetative Community:

Conifer, Aspen


South West: Section 18, Range 9 West, Township 36 South; UTM 331300 E, 4170500 N; elevation 9,900 ft.

January 2018