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Bubbling Springs Canyon

The camera station for this repeat photography pair is close to the confluence of Bubbling Spring Canyon and Long Canyon. Tsegi Canyon became Long Canyon at the confluence of Betatakin Creek, but both are drained by Laguna Creek. The Wetherill Trail will exit the Tsegi complex of canyons to return to the high plateau further up Bubbling Spring Canyon, but there are no Hanks photographs to document just where. The Hanks photographs here document arroyo incision in the middle ground by 1927, and the 2006 photographs document arroyo incision continuing until the present time, even up the minor, tributary-to-a-tributary in the foreground.


“Another campsite in the Tsagi” (1927) -- Photographed by J.J. Hanks
NAU.PH.2005. (item number: 47928)


Navajo National Monument, confluence of Long & Bubbling
Spring Canyons (2006) -- Photographed by R.H. Webb (U.S.G.S.)

Stake# 4848

s4848_1927.jpg   s4848x_2006c.jpg

Additional images in Bubbling Springs Canyon
'We stop while Clyde goes ahead to scout the trail.' 'Quicksand!! We hold a conference and decide to... ' '...dam the stream and try a little pulling. '
' 	After quite a bit of strenuous digging Whity is set free.' 'Psi U also seems to have quite a liking to quicksand. Clyde assisting. '