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Johnson Canyon




Plate 475X. Johnson Canyon 1921 – 2004 Viewed north up Johnson Canyon. Johnson Canyon turns to the left, Mark Point (6,321 ft.) is in the center, and Skutumpah Canyon is on the right. The original image was made to document the lava flow in this part of Johnson Canyon - - see Plate 466x. Wyoming big sage has increased except where it has been burned in the distance - - photo right-center. Pinyon and juniper have also increased. The dark-colored shrubs on top of the lava flow are skunk brush (Rhus trilobata).

Photo Information:

Original photograph taken by R.C. Moore (No. 10) in 1921; retake by Charles E. Kay on June 6, 2004 - - Photo No. 5330-31A. Original photograph held in the U.S. Geological Survey Photograph Library, Denver, CO.

Vegetative Community:

Sagebrush, Pinyon, Juniper


South West: Section 25, Range 5 West, Township 41 South; UTM 378300 E, 4119800 N; elevation 5,660 ft.

January 2018