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Mile 26.7, Tiger Wash, Upstream View from River Left (Stake 1561a)

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Stake 1561a, 13 January 1890 View Larger Image
13 January 1890
While Stanton’s crew was taking a much-needed break after portaging and lining Tiger Wash Rapid, Stanton climbed up to a terrace and captured this view of the debris fan emanating from a canyon (right side) that creates the rapid. Several pockets of sand are visible within the boulders on the fan. Stalks, both standing and fallen, of Utah agave are visible at right, with Mormon tea and Apache plume being the other dominant species.
Photo credit: Robert B. Stanton, 57-RS-316, courtesy of The National Archives

Stake 1561a, 2 February 1991 View Larger Image
2 February 1991
At some point in the century between photographs, a small debris flow deposited more boulders on the fan, overtopping one of the small sand beaches. Some of the Mormon tea and Apache plume plants persist, and Utah agave is still present.
Photo credit: Liz Hymans

Stake 1561a, 2 March 2005 View Larger Image
2 March 2005
A debris flow in the summer of 2004 substantially altered the appearance of the debris fan. A sandbar has been deposited, probably during the November 2004 flood, and this site is a popular campsite. Many of the same foreground plants are still visible, although the Apache plume appears to be thinning, probably in response to decreased water supply resulting from flow regulation. Two hedgehog cacti are now visible in the right midground.
Photo credit: Bruce Quayle

Stake 1561a, 16 September 2010 View Larger Image
16 September 2010
A debris flow in the summer of 2004 substantially altered the appearance of the debris fan. A sandbar has been deposited, probably during the November 2004 flood, and this site is a popular campsite. Many of the same foreground plants are still visible, although the Apache plume appears to be thinning, probably in response to decreased water supply resulting from flow regulation. Two hedgehog cacti are now visible in the right midground.
Photo credit: John Mortimer

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