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Navajo Lake




Plate 1086X. Navajo Lake 1912 – 2005 Viewed east-northeast to Navajo Lake at what is today the Forest Service’s Spruces Campground. In the distance, Douglas fir has increased, while aspen has declined. Aspen has also declined on the right. Many of the spruce on the right have recently been killed by insects and disease. A new road around the lake has also removed many of those trees. Tall larkspur and elderberry (Sambucus sp.) are found in the foreground, as are non-native grasses planted by the Forest Service.

Photo Information:

Original photograph taken in 1912; retake by Charles E. Kay on August 31, 2005 - - Photo No. 5536-27. Original photograph held by the Kanab Museum, Kanab, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Conifer, Aspen


South West: Section 7, Range 8 West, Township 38 South; UTM 343150 E, 4154600 N; elevation 9,070 ft.

January 2018