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The Divide

The Divide is the name that James J. Hanks applied to this site, known today as Yabut Pass. Here, the Rainbow Trail, which rises from Rainbow Lodge to the south, begins to drop into Cliff Canyon to the north. The elevation at this site is nearly 6600 feet. Cummings Mesa forms the skyline on the left (west) and Spencer Point, the northern cusp of Harvey’s Fear, is visible on the skyline to the right. The bottom two pairs of photographs here were taken on the way up to (south of) Yabut Pass, The south side of Aztec Mesa forms the skyline on the bottom pair and the right skyline on the pair just above.

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The “Bridge Country” from the Divide (1928) -- Photographed by J.J. Hanks
NAU.PH.2005.3.1.34.103 (item number: 48075)




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Cliff Canyon from old trail over Yabut Pass (2006) -- Photographed by D.P. Oldershaw (U.S.G.S.)
Stake# 4932




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Cliff Canyon from trail to Rainbow Bridge,
with Kaiparowits Plateau in background (1928) -- Photographed by J.J. Hanks

NAU.PH.2005.3.2.3.5 (item number: 44788)




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Cliff Canyon from trail to Rainbow Bridge,
with Kaiparowits Plateau in background (2006) -- Photographed by D.P. Oldershaw (U.S.G.S.)

Stake# 4933




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Cliff Canyon in route to Rainbow Bridge (1928) -- Photographed by J.J. Hanks
NAU.PH.2005.3.2.21.34 (item number: 45320)




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Cliff Canyon in route to Rainbow Bridge (2006) -- Photographed by D.P. Oldershaw (U.S.G.S.)
Stake# 4914




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View toward Cummings Mesa from Rainbow Bridge trail
south of Yabut Pass (1928) -- Photographed by J.J. Hanks

NAU.PH.2005.3.2.3.3 (item number: 44771)




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View toward Cummings Mesa from Rainbow Bridge trail
south of Yabut Pass (2006) -- Photographed by D.P. Oldershaw (U.S.G.S.)

Stake# 4935




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On lower trail to Rainbow Bridge, looking towards Yabut
Pass (1927) -- Photographed by J.J. Hanks

NAU.PH.2005.3.2.3.2 (item number: 44770)




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On lower trail to Rainbow Bridge, looking towards Yabut
Pass (2006) -- Photographed by D.P. Oldershaw (U.S.G.S.)

Stake# 4936




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