Long Valley Junction
Plate 896X. Long Valley Junction 1936 – 2005 Viewed northeast to Long Valley Junction; a.k.a. Gravel Springs Junction; from the old alignment of Utah Highway 14. In 1936, a series of snow courses were developed throughout southern Utah by what is today the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). When they were established, photographs were taken at each snow course. Although the snow course at Long Valley Junction is no longer used by NRCS, the photos remain. U.S. Highway 89 has been realigned, widened, and paved. Oakbrush, Utah serviceberry, pinyon, juniper, and ponderosa pine have all increased. See Plates 882x and 895x for additional views of the old snow course.
Original photograph (NRCS – 199) taken on September 8, 1936; retake by Charles E. Kay on June 21, 2005 - - Photo No. 5463-32. Original photograph held by the Snow Survey Supervisor, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Salt Lake City, UT.
Oakbrush, Mountain Brush, Pinyon, Juniper, Conifer
South West: Section 27, Range 6 West, Township 38 South; UTM 365400 E, 4149450 N; elevation 7,620 ft.