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Pole Canyon




Plate 1437X. Pole Canyon 1938 – 2007 Viewed northwest up Pole Canyon on the Kolob Plateau in Zion National Park. The camera was tilted to the left when the initial image was made. Ponderosa pine, pinyon, juniper, and shinney-leaf ceanothus have all increased. The lava flow in the center of the images rests atop Navajo sandstone.

Photo Information:

Original photograph taken by J.C. Anderson (No. 58) in 1938; retake by Charles E. Kay on June 21, 2007 - - Photo No. 5811-33. Original photograph held by the U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library, Denver, CO.

Vegetative Community:

Conifer, Pinyon, Juniper


South West: Section 34, Range 11 West, Township 39 South; UTM 315546 E, 4135938 N; elevation 6,711 ft.

January 2018