Burned

October hike through Waldo Lake National Forest. We anticipated shade.

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Trail abruptly  moves from forest to 10,000 acres of former and future  trees. Shade, not so much.

Surprise.

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Char marks from 1996 Charlton fire.
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Twenty years later, new growth. Forest for our grandchildren.

 

In response to this week’s WordPress photo challenge: Oops!

 

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