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The Kaibab Plateau
Kaibab National Forest, Arizona

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Crane Lake, a sinkhole pond on the Kaibab Plateau

Crane Lake, a sinkhole pond on the Kaibab Plateau

The Kaibab Plateau is underlain by thick strata of limestone, riddled with solution cavities and caves. In many places the surface has collapsed into subterranean voids, creating pits and small lakes.

Kaibab Plateau, Kaibab National Forest, Arizona

Date photographed: June 4, 2014
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Kaibab Lodge

Kaibab Lodge

Kaibab Lodge, facing one of the long meadows that line the road to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Kaibab Plateau, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Date photographed: June 4, 2014
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Bison herd in the grasslands of the Kaibab Plateau

Bison herd in the grasslands of the Kaibab Plateau

Charles "Buffalo" Jones introduced bison to this area in the early 1900's, when the species was near extinction. The herd has prospered and now poses a problem for the national park service, who may relocate them to adjacent forest lands.

Kaibab Plateau, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Date photographed: June 4, 2014
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Edge of an extensive burn area on the Kaibab Plateau

Edge of an extensive burn area on the Kaibab Plateau

The Kaibab Plateu has frequent thunderstorms in summer and consequently many naturally ignited forest fires. Forest Service policy now allows some fires to burn, concentrating its suppression efforts on developed areas. The area shown here burned a forest of ponderosa pine and Engelmann spruce about ten years previously.

Kaibab Plateau, Kaibab National Forest, Arizona

Date photographed: June 4, 2014
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A small meadow on the Point Sublime Road on the Kaibab Plateau

A small meadow on the Point Sublime Road on the Kaibab Plateau

A small meadow on the Point Sublime Road on the Kaibab Plateau

Kaibab Plateau, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Date photographed: October 16, 2008

Ponderosa pine forest on the Kaibab Plateau

Ponderosa pine forest on the Kaibab Plateau

Ponderosa pine forest on the Kaibab Plateau

Kaibab Plateau, Kaibab National Forest, Arizona

Date photographed: May 28, 2000

Recently burned forest on the Cape Royal Road

Recently burned forest on the Cape Royal Road

Recently burned forest on the Cape Royal Road

Kaibab Plateau, Kaibab National Forest, Arizona

Date photographed: May 28, 2000

Ponderosa pines and quaking aspen

Ponderosa pines and quaking aspen

Ponderosa pines and quaking aspen

Kaibab Plateau, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Date photographed: October 16, 2008

Aspen provide fall colors in the Kaibab pine forest

Aspen provide fall colors in the Kaibab pine forest

Aspen provide fall colors in the Kaibab pine forest

Kaibab Plateau, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Date photographed: October 16, 2008

Fire Point, looking east over the Tapeats Amphitheater

Fire Point, looking east over the Tapeats Amphitheater

Fire Point, looking east over the Tapeats Amphitheater

North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Date photographed: May 28, 2000

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