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Mile 30.0, Fence Fault Camp, Upstream View from River Left (Stake 2729)

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Stake 2729, 16 July 1889 View Larger Image
16 July 1889
Nims stood atop the Redwall Limestone at the mouth of a canyon near mile 30 on the left when he took this view upstream from the Fence fault. Several sandbars are visible along the river corridor. Vegetation in the foreground includes Mormon tea, Apache plume, narrowleaf yucca, and desert bedstraw. No Utah agave are apparent.
Photo credit: Franklin A. Nims, 57-RS-321, courtesy of The National Archives

Stake 2729, 23 February 1993 View Larger Image
23 February 1993
Some of the same Mormon tea, Apache plume, and desert bedstraw have persisted the intervening 104 years. Several new plants are now growing at this location, including cottontop cactus, beavertail pricklypear, narrowleaf yucca, and hedgehog cactus.
Photo credit: Tom Wise

Stake 2729, 17 September 2010 View Larger Image
17 September 2010
Many of the same plants present in 1993 are still present, some of them noticeably larger, such as the beavertail pricklypear, narrowleaf yucca, and Utah agave. Some perennial grasses have died. Tamarisk, leafed out in this late summer view, is readily visible growing on the sandbars on the opposite side of the river.
Photo credit: Steve Tharnstrom

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