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Johnson Canyon




Plate 473X. Johnson Canyon 1921 – 2004 Viewed north-northeast up Johnson Canyon near the mouth of Swapp Canyon. Mark Point (6,321 ft.) is on the left skyline. Johnson Wash has stabilized and is more heavily vegetated today than in the past. Wyoming big sage is the most abundant shrub, but some plants have died during the recent drought. Pinyon and juniper have increased. The area was not grazed by livestock in 2004. Rubber rabbitbrush, globe mallow, and cheatgrass are also common.

Photo Information:

Original photograph taken by R.C. Moore (No. 8) in 1921; retake by Charles E. Kay on June 6, 2004 - - Photo No. 5330-18A. Original photograph held in the U.S. geological Survey Photograph Library, Denver, CO.

Vegetative Community:

Pinyon, Juniper, Sagebrush


South West: Section 35, Range 5 West, Township 41 South; UTM 377800 E, 4118750 N; elevation 5,620 ft.

January 2018