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mt lemmon post-fire

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Oct. 19th, 2003 | 01:20 pm

it was a bittersweet trip. the fire was devastating, but a lot more of the forest survived than i had originally imagined, and even the burned areas were full of life. of course we weren't allowed to go into the worst areas, but you can see them in the distance.

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Just another yellow beach umbrella

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from: snowblind
date: Oct. 19th, 2003 04:05 pm (UTC)

Hopefully the fire fried most of the bark beetles. The mountains to the north of me have the same problem... just hasn't had the big fire yet.

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from: scripty
date: Oct. 19th, 2003 05:35 pm (UTC)

As traumatic and expensive as some forest fires are to human environs, they're very necessary to nature's sense of things (as you know, I'm sure).

These pix look very much like many of the hills in Southern CA after there's been a wildfire, and I always see green grass and many wildflowers almost immediately afterward.

I also visited Yellowstone about a year after the bad fire there and even that, despite the terrible loss of large trees, and the obvious charring for miles and miles, even there, there was much greenery and new growth of tiny, new trees everywhere sprouting up.

It's nature's way. I wish more people could just let the fires burn, and stop building so far into large forested areas, so as to amend the "threat" nature of wildfires.

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from: riverbank
date: Oct. 21st, 2003 11:17 am (UTC)

fire is so beautiful destroying things to let others grow

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