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Lightning Bench




Plate 193X. Lightning Bench 1952 - 2003 Viewed north-northwest on the bench between Lightning Draw and Berry Spring Creek. Casto Peak (9,580 ft.) is on the right skyline. The area was root-plowed and reseeded by the Forest Service to improve range conditions. Sagebrush has reinvaded the area but many of those plants have been killed by the recent drought. Green rabbitbrush is also present, as is needle and thread grass. Pinyon, juniper, and ponderosa pine have increased on the distant hillsides and draws.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph (unnumbered) taken by Cleo Dix in August 1952; retake by Charles E. Kay on July 18, 2003 - - Photo No. 5191-7. Original photograph held by Southern Utah University Archives and Special Collections, Cedar City, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Sagebrush, Pinyon, Juniper, Conifer


South West: Section 28, Range 4 West, Township 35 South; UTM 391700E, 4175850N; elevation 7,830 ft.

January 2018