Plate 404X. Noon Creek 1960 – 2004 Viewed west-southwest up Noon Creek one-half mile east of Bryce Canyon National Park. The original photograph was apparently taken early in the spring, for the oakbrush was not yet leafed-out. The benches along the stream were root-plowed and reseeded with crested wheatgrass a year or two prior to when the initial image was made. Nevertheless, mountain big sage, pinyon, and juniper have all increased, as have ponderosa pine and oakbrush in the distance. Note the new USFS trail across the creek in the retake (photo left-center edge). The area was not grazed by cattle in 204. Use by mule deer was very light and there was no elk sign.
U.S. Forest Service photograph taken by O.L. Daniels in 1960; retake by Charles E. Kay on May 9, 2004 - - Photo No. 5287-31. Original photograph held in the range files on the Panguitch Ranger District, Dixie National Forest, Panguitch, UT.
Sagebrush, Pinyon, Juniper, Conifer, Oakbrush
South West: Section 26, Range 4 West, Township 37 South; UTM 394200 E, 4156700 N; elevation 7,100 ft.