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Mile 94.9, Hermit Creek, Up Canyon View from River Left (Stake 2539)

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Stake 2539, 8 February 1890 View Larger Image
8 February 1890
This view looks up the canyon of Hermit Creek from a bench above the river and the small river campsite. The plants growing on the slopes include catclaw and Mormon tea, and those in the arroyo are likely arrowweed. Mormon tea is prominent on the slope at center and right.
Photo credit: Robert B. Stanton, 57-RS-470, courtesy of The National Archives

Stake 2539, 27 February 1993 View Larger Image
27 February 1993
Many of the Mormon tea and catclaw are still alive a century later; those two plants, plus longleaf brickellbush and seepwillow, are the dominant plants in the view. There has been some deflation of sand in the slope in the midground. A small pricklypear grows on the rock in the left foreground.
Photo credit: Steve Tharnstrom

Stake 2539, 14 March 1999 View Larger Image
14 March 1999
The pricklypear is gone but not dead, as it will reappear in the next match. Despite this disappearing act, many of the plants present in 1993 are still visible six years later, notably the Mormon tea individuals on the slope and the catclaw trees along the wash. The latter are getting larger.
Photo credit: Dominic Oldershaw

Stake 2539, 22 September 2010 View Larger Image
22 September 2010
The pricklypear is gone but not dead, as it will reappear in the next match. Despite this disappearing act, many of the plants present in 1993 are still visible six years later, notably the Mormon tea individuals on the slope and the catclaw trees along the wash. The latter are getting larger.
Photo credit: Steve Tharnstrom

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