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Looking Glass Rock From The West

ca. 1916

1995

Description:

LOOKING GLASS ROCK FROM THE WEST The view is northeast across public land administered by the Bureau of Land Management. A portion of Looking Glass Rock is on state land. Deep Begay fine sandy loams are found on this site. These soils have effective root depths of more than 60 inches with moderately rapid permeability. The average annual precipitation at Looking Glass Rock ranges from 10 to 12 inches. Since 1916, there has been an obvious decrease in sagebrush plants, but an overall increase in plant diversity, frequencies and ground cover. Shrub species occurring in 1995 include big sagebrush, fourwing saltbush, winterfat, rabbitbrush, snakeweed and Mormon tea. Grasses include blue grama, curlygrass, Indian ricegrass, cheatgrass, and threeawn.

Photo Information:

Photograph Number: Hunter No. 1 Click here to view photograph

Original: Date: ca. 1916 (- A) Photographer: Lyman Hunter Source: University of Utah, Special Collections. Retake: Date: July 10, 1995 (- B) Photographer: Earl Hindley Source: Bureau of Land Management, Salt Lake City, Utah

Vegetative Community:

Sagebrush

Location:

San Juan: SE1/4SE1/4 Section 17 T.29S., R.23E.

January 2018