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Mile 13.5, Opposite Ropes Trail, Downstream View from River Left (Stake 2600)

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Stake 2600, 23 December 1889 View Larger Image
23 December 1889
This striking view on an overcast day captures an image of a steep slope leading into a river bend. Three members of the expedition are visible in the lower right corner of this image, while a heavily vegetated slope dominates the foreground. The plants include rubber rabbitbrush, Mormon tea, and four-wing saltbush.
Photo credit: Franklin A. Nims, 57-RS-238, courtesy of The National Archives

Stake 2600, 11 June 1975 View Larger Image
11 June 1975
This photograph is a partial view of the original, and the rest of the images were not cropped down to this field of view. A thick stand of netleaf hackberry now grows in the center of the image, and the shoreline is dense with non-native tamarisk. Some of the Mormon tea, rubber rabbitbrush, and four-wing saltbush have persisted the eight decades between images.
Photo credit: Raymond M. Turner

Stake 2600, 10 February 1992 View Larger Image
10 February 1992
This image shows the same field of view as the 1889 image. A large four-wing saltbush appears in the left foreground. Many of the same Mormon tea and four-wing saltbush persist since 1889, and non-native Russian thistle is now present on the slope. The neatleaf hackberry stand in the center of the image, and the tamarisk growing along the shore are leafless in the winter season.
Photo credit: Ted Melis

Stake 2600, 20 April 2011 View Larger Image
20 April 2011
Most of the four-wing saltbush, including the individual in the left foreground, have died, while the Mormon tea and rubber rabbitbrush largely persist. The netleaf hackberry and tamarisk, which are fully leafed out, appear to have increased in size.
Photo credit: Bill Lemke

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