Aspen Fire, Eleven Years Out   1 comment

Brunt Trees (1 of 1) blogNear The Top of Mt. Lemmon — Image by kenne

Eleven years ago much of Mt. Lemmon was damaged by forest fire, Aspen Fire. As nature will have its way, much of the burned area has been reclaimed with maybe twenty more years before the forest to reach it previous height.

The other day while hiking the WIlderness Rock trail under a deep blue shy, I noticed the brilliant contrast of gray-white “sticks” along mountain ridge. Part of nature’s reclamation is the slow downing of the burned trees. Each year, more of more of the sticks are falling.

kenne

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  1. This reminds me of being in Yellowstone after a forest fire and seeing those same gray-white sticks.

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