Plenty of edges in Yosemite.
A smoky day.
There are reminders everywhere of the effects of fire suppression and the five-year drought.
Drought has stressed hundreds of acres of trees, making them vulnerable to bark beetles, which girdle the trunks, and eventually kill the trees.
Fire has always been part of this ecosystem, so the scars from controlled burns are good news.
Hope controlled burns will prevent future 250,000 acre fires.
You can’t help but be awestruck visiting this huge and beautiful national park. If the drought continues, or if (when?) there is another big fire, a new ecosystem will emerge.
Yosemite will be fine.
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