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Mile 26.7, Tiger Wash Rapid, Across Canyon View from River Left (Stake 2565)

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Stake 2565, 13 January 1890 View Larger Image
13 January 1890
Using his “Detective Camera,” Stanton photographed ten members of his crew lounging in the sun among the sand, boulders, and driftwood at Tiger Wash Rapid, probably resting after another arduous portage, this time around Tiger Wash Rapid. A small debris fan on the opposite shore (river right) is clearly visible.
Photo credit: Robert B. Stanton, 57-RS-34D, courtesy of The National Archives

Stake 2565, 13 February 1992 View Larger Image
13 February 1992
In the 1970s, substantial debris flows on both sides of the river completely altered the debris fans at the head of Tiger Wash Rapid. The sandbars here were covered in gravel and boulders, and no driftwood remains within this view. From the left, Liz Hymans, Kenton Grua, Tom Wise, Larry Skrobot, and Jan Kempster pose in the approximate locations of some of Stanton’s crew.
Photo credit: Jim Hasbargen

Stake 2565, 16 September 2010 View Larger Image
16 September 2010
A group of river runners was camped on the debris fan when we matched this image, their kitchen gear and boats largely obscuring the foreground. Another debris flow has occurred, this time in 2004, and the camera station is much higher than in either 1890 or 1992. Tamarisk is visible on the debris fan on the opposite side of the river. Perennial grasses, longleaf brickellbush, and seepwillow surround the campsite, a sandbar that was not present in 1992.
Photo credit: Steve Tharnstrom

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