Arches National Park - Windows Arch - Cove of Caves

The North and South Windows are a popular destination within Arches National Park, just a few minute's walk from the parking area of the Windows Section. Go to Photo Collection

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Description Blackbrush dominate the slope below the Cove of Caves. Larger juniper shrubs cluster at the edges of sandstone, where they get access to extra rainwater runoff from the slickrock. Some juniper the foreground are showing signs of dieback from drought; the 1940s was a dry period in this region.
Date 1950
Photographer Allred, D.
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Description A new paved road cuts through the blackbrush slope below the Cove of Caves. The juniper at the bottom of the scene have survived the cut-and-fill of the nearby road, but appear to be stressed. Blackbrush shrubs are larger and more numerous than the 1950s, but the juniper away from the road have remain almost unchanged.
Date 2006
Photographer Schelz, Charles
Photo Source NPS - SEUG

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