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Pass Creek




Plate 1067X. Pass Creek 1943 – 2005 Viewed northeast across Pass Creek to Haycock Mountain (8,889 ft.) east of Panguitch Lake. The gully in the foreground, which was not shown in the 1943 image, has been graded, reseeded, and fenced to exclude livestock. The flat area behind the far fence was also treated and reseeded with crested wheatgrass, but has now been invaded by green rabbitbrush, three-tipped sage, and rubber rabbitbrush. Pinyon, juniper, ponderosa pine, and curlleaf mountain mahogany have increased in the distance, while aspen on top of the mountain has declined. Mountain big sage and bitterbrush are also found on the distant slopes. The 1943 image is mislabeled as Little Valleys near the head of Pole Creek.

Photo Information:

Original photograph taken by H.E. Gregory (No. 1181) in 1943; retake by Charles E. Kay on August 7, 2005 - - Photo No. 5528-20A. Original photograph held by the U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library, Denver, CO.

Vegetative Community:

Dry Meadow, Sagebrush, Pinyon, Juniper, Conifer, Mountain Brush


South West: Section 1, Range 7 West, Township 36 South; UTM 360250 E, 4173850 N; elevation 8,000 ft.

January 2018