Arches National Park - Marching Men

The Klondike Bluffs section of Arches National Park is only accessable via the 4-wheel-drive Salt Valley road. This area contains several impressive arches, fins, and monoliths; and the remote setting compared to the rest of the park allows visitors a chance to experience these hikes and arches in solitude. Go to Photo Collection

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Description A sand dune is the dominant feature in the foreground. Dead juniper and small shrub stalks in the sand indicate recent disturbance of the soil. Juniper are thriving in the low drainages below the Marching Men, with blackbrush on the open slopes.
Date 1960
Photographer Unknown
Photo Source NPS - SEUG

Description A young juniper grows within the skeleton of the juniper in the foreground. Low grasses and flowers are colonizing the foreground sand dunes, indicating the soils are more stable than before. The slopes below the Marching Men are interspersed with blackbrush and juniper of various ages. Many juniper on the slopes have died.
Date 2013
Photographer Lemke, W.
Photo Source USGS

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