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Mile 82.9, Boulder Canyon, Upstream View from River Left (Stake 1454c)

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Stake 1454c, 4 February 1890 View Larger Image
4 February 1890
In most cases, Stanton took distinct upstream and downstream views; this is one of the rare times he took two similar views (see Stake 1454a), this one with a normal lens that shows less of the view than the wide angle of Stake 1454a. The cloudiness at the lower center is from campfire smoke, and crew members can be seen working in the expedition’s wooden boats.
Photo credit: Robert B. Stanton, 57-RS-432, courtesy of The National Archives

Stake 1454c, 7 January 1992 View Larger Image
7 January 1992
The water level is higher than it was in 1890, and the new riffle, visible in 1990 (see Stake 1454a) is largely submerged. The rockfall at left center appears to be unchanged in the intervening century.
Photo credit: Robert H. Webb

Stake 1454c, 21 September 2010 View Larger Image
21 September 2010
The water level is lower, revealing the riffle that was created by a debris flow between 1890 and 1990. Riparian vegetation, including longleaf brickellbush and seepwillow, has become established since 1992 in the mouth of Boulder Canyon, and one tamarisk has become established at the base of the cliffs on river right.
Photo credit: Stephen Kenney

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