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Figure 2 A) The Big Pole Fire exposes the cobbles and gravels that make up the alluvial fan developed off the west-facing flank of the Stansbury Mountains. This north-facing view near the Muskrat Canyon Fire Station at ~ 5600-6000 ft was photographed on 14 September, 2009 and looks onto patches of burned vegetation, which appear scorched and blackened. Some regrowth of grasses has occurred after rainfall. Note the dust devil in the distance that is moving across the burned surface.
B) Gully initiation is apparent looking up the alluvial fan; this view is looking eastwards toward the Stansbury Mountains (highest elevation point ~8300 ft); the location of this photo is south of Broon’s Canyon. Snow fills the deepest gully.

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