Plate 629X. Navajo Lake 1935 – 2004 Viewed west to the upper end of Navajo Lake on the Dixie National Forest. The Forest Service has built a boat ramp at Navajo Campground. The aspen in the foreground were killed by high-water during the early 1980’s - - see Plate 620x. The area around the lake was very heavily grazed by domestic sheep in 1935 - - see Plates 630x and 631x. The lake shoreline is no longer grazed by livestock, as the entire area is now a major recreation area. In the distance, conifers have increased, while aspen has declined. Many spruce, however, have recently been killed by insects and disease.
U.S. Forest Service photograph (307778) taken by Swain in 1935; retake by Charles E. Kay on August 10, 2004 - - Photo No. 5389-16. Original photograph held by the Utah Historical Society, Reed W. Bailey Collection (Box 3), Salt Lake City, UT.
Riparian, Conifer, Aspen
South West: Section 7, Range 8 West, Township 38 South; UTM 342000 E, 4153900 N; elevation 9,040 ft.