Plate 1120X. Pink Cliffs 1909 – 2005 Viewed east-southeast along the Pink Cliffs below Navajo Peak on the Dixie National Forest. Plates 1119x and 1120x form a panorama. Spruce, white fir, Douglas fir, ponderosa pine, oakbrush, and greenlead manzanita have increased, while aspen has declined. Forest fuels have increased accordingly. The forest below the cliffs in the 1909 image shows the effects of a mixed-severity fire - - the dead trees are due to fire, not insects or disease.
Original photograph taken by G.B. Richardson (No. 185b) in 1909; retake by Charles E. Kay on September 3, 2005 - - Photo No. 5551-4. Original photograph held by the U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library, Denver, CO.
Conifer, Oakbrush, Mountain Brush, Aspen
South West: Section 13, Range 9 West, Township 38 South; UTM 341150 E, 4152400 N; elevation 9,100 ft.