Originally Posted by cadster
The green forest in the photo is misleading.The majority of the trees along the wilderness box paddle have been killed by beetles.
Maybe the forest fire will lead to a faster regeneration of the forest if the heat isn't too intense. Although the smoke plumes would seem to indicate otherwise.
You are right Bruce, that picture is about 6 years old. I couldn't find the one I took 2 years ago that shows that entire forest was dead..... however, I don't share in your hope of a fast regeneration. That was a very old, and very thick forest. I find it very doubtful that it will regenerate significantly in our lifetimes.
The sky was a foreboding shade of red last night in Buena Vista...