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Lion Mountain




Plate 11X. Lion Mountain 1932-2002 Viewed northwest from the western edge of Lion Mountain down Rock Creek with Thousand Lake Mountain (11,303 ft.) in the distance. Utah Highway 12 is visible in the retake. Most of the trees on the rock ledges in the foreground are bristlecone pine (Pinus aristata) with a scattering of ponderosa and pinyon pines. The shrubs are birchleaf or true mountain mahogany (Cercocarpus montanus) and silverberry (Elaeagus commutata). Pinyon and juniper have increased at lower elevations, while conifers have increased in height and density, especially on the lower, northeast slope of Boulder Mountain (photo left), despite years of selective loggings. A few pinyon-juniper chainings are visible in the retake (photo center).

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph 270672 taken by Reed W. Bailey in 1935; retake by Charles E. Kay on July 6, 2002 - - Phot. No. 4956-2. Original photo held by the Utah Historical Society, Reed W. Bailey Collection, Salt Lake City, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Conifer, Pinyon, Mountain Brush, Juniper


South West: Section 27, Range 5 East, Township 30 South; UTM 470200E, 4225400N; elevation 8,360 ft.

January 2018