Plate 546X. Hidden Lake 1917- 2004 Viewed south down the East Fork of the Virgin River from the cliffs above Hidden Lake. The vegetation around the lake has been cleared and two new houses constructed, out-of-view, below the photopoint. Pinyon and juniper now block the original camera station, so the retake was made from the nearest open area, which is at a slightly higher elevation. Thus, the perspective in the recent image is not quite the same as the original. Pinyon and juniper have increased, as have Utah serviceberry, oakbrush, and birchleaf mountain mahogany. U.S. Highway 89 has been realigned, widened and paved. Woody riparian vegetation appears to have increased along the East Fork, except where disturbed by highway construction. The large building near the river in the 1917 image is the United Order woolen mill.
Original photograph taken by an unknown photographer ca. 1917; retake by Charles E. Kay on July 2, 2004 - - Photo No. 5360-19. Original photograph (P-954) held by the LDS Church Archives, Salt Lake City, UT.
Pinyon, Juniper, Oakbrush, Mountain Brush, Riparian
South West: Section 11, Range 7 West, Township 40 South; UTM 358200 E, 4134600N; elevation 6,200 ft.