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Kitchen Canyon




Plate 460X. Kitchen Canyon 1932 – 2004 Viewed east down Kitchen Canyon about one mile below Nipple Lake - - see Plates 457x, 458x, and 459x. The gully has continued to erode, as the valley fill is nearly pure sand. Headwall cutting, however, has been stopped by two large gully-plugs about one-half mile up stream near the old stone cabin. Flowing water in the canyon bottom supports willows and tamarisk. Sagebrush, four-wing saltbrush, rubber rabbitbrush, yellow bee weed, globe mallow, and Indian rice grass are the most common plants on the dry benches.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph (270615) taken by Reed W. Bailey in 1932; retake by Charles E. Kay on May 17, 2004 - - Photo No. 5317-26. Original photograph held by the Utah Historical Society, Reed W. Bailey Collection (Box 5), Salt Lake City, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Riparian, Sagebrush


South West: Section 32, Range 2 West, Township 40 South; UTM 407900 E, 4127900 N; elevation 5,400 ft.

January 2018