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Mile 31.5, South Canyon, Up Canyon View from River Right (Stake 2566)

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Stake 2566, 17 July 1889 View Larger Image
17 July 1889
Nims took this image looking up South Canyon, and what would be the expedition’s route out of the Grand Canyon, on the last day of the photographic survey in the summer of 1889. Water from South Canyon is flowing toward the photographer, who was probably standing on a rock.
Photo credit: Franklin A. Nims, 57-RS-326, courtesy of The National Archives

Stake 2566, 13 February 1992 View Larger Image
13 February 1992
A debris flow has substantially altered the view, depositing many new boulders and downcutting the channel at the mouth of South Canyon. Water generally does not flow down this canyon at its mouth except during floods. Numerous shrubs, mostly four-wing saltbush, grow on the debris fan, while longleaf brickellbush and non-native tamarisk occur along the channel.
Photo credit: Jim Hasbargen

Stake 2566, 17 September 2010 View Larger Image
17 September 2010
Overbank flow has aggraded around rocks in the foreground and midground, altering the appearance of the view after 18 years. Many of the four-wing saltbush have died, although there are a few persistent individuals; longleaf brickellbush and tamarisk still line the channel in the view.
Photo credit: John Mortimer

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