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Scout Lake

1935

2002

Description:

Plate 14X. Scout Lake 1935-2002 Viewed southwest across Scout Lake on the eastside of Boulder Mountain. The first retake was made from the original camera station and shows how the lake level has dropped 4 to 5 feet due to the extended drought. A few aspen have regenerated at the site and now block the more distant view of Boulder Top, so a second retake was made from the lake shore. Across the lake, aspen has declined, while conifers, primarily spruce have increased. Part of the distant slope was prescribe-burned by the Forest Service in 1997 - - note the scattered, fire-killed trees.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph 307759 taken by K.D. Swan in 1935; retakes by Charles E. Kay on July 7, 2002 - - Photo Nos. 4956-22 and 4956-25. t. Original photo held by the Utah Historical Society, Reed W. Bailey Collection, Salt Lake City, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Conifer, Aspen

Location:

South West: Section 33, Range 5 East, Township 31 South; UTM 468900E, 4215800N; elevation 10,050 f

January 2018