August 2007: Scorched Earth (Trail Creek Lakes) 
Near the trailhead, the forest shows signs of burning, but most of the trees are still healthy.
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Near the trailhead, the forest shows signs of burning, but most of the trees are still healthy.
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More patches of burned ground.
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More patches of burned ground.
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Now it gets a little crazier, about 3/4 mile in.
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Now it gets a little crazier, about 3/4 mile in.
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The remains of a large tree which was burned.
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The remains of a large tree which was burned.
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Interesting how the entire tree is scorched (and the ground immediately around it), but other stuff is still green.
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Interesting how the entire tree is scorched (and the ground immediately around it), but other stuff is still green.
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Lengthwise along the tree.  The trunk is about 3 feet in diameter.
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Lengthwise along the tree. The trunk is about 3 feet in diameter.
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New life springing up from the old.  For scale, Mayela is standing in the center background.
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New life springing up from the old. For scale, Mayela is standing in the center background.
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Kids racing up the trail, Nicole in the lead.
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Kids racing up the trail, Nicole in the lead.
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Starting to see some really heavy burning.
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Starting to see some really heavy burning.
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