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Mile 176.0, Red Slide, Downstream View from River Left (Stake 1767b)

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Stake 1767b, 26 February 1890 View Larger Image
26 February 1890
This view downstream from Red Slide shows Toroweap Point in the distance. Desert vegetation, including catclaw and barrel cacti, is visible in the foreground of this downstream image. A sandbar can be seen in the center of the image as the river bends out of the view.
Photo credit: Robert B. Stanton, 57-RS-616, courtesy of The National Archives

Stake 1767b, 19 February 1991 View Larger Image
19 February 1991
Some of the catclaw have persisted the century at this site. Barrel cacti are still present, although none of the same individuals have survived. Other plants include brickellbush, creosotebush, and Mormon tea. The sandbar is now partially vegetated with desert broom.
Photo credit: Jane Bernard

Stake 1767b, 27 September 2010 View Larger Image
27 September 2010
Many of the catclaw, some persisting since Stanton’s visit, now have mistletoe growing in them. Creosotebush and Mormon tea also are persistent, while the desert broom growing along the river channel has increased in number and density.
Photo credit: Steve Tharnstrom

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