Alas, poor forest...

posted Aug 27, 2013, 11:29 AM by Paul Wagner
Today's post is just a few photos of places in the Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park that are now gone, at least for many years into the future, because of the Rim Fire. 
Kibbie Creek from the Dam©
Kibbie Falls as the Creek empties into Lake Eleanor.  Completely burned.
M&P in full cold weether garb...including alpaca hats from Peru!©
Lake Eleanor from the near end of the dam. 
The sun breaking through...snow falling, and steam rising!©
Hiking out through a sunny snowstorm on the trail from Miguel Meadows
The islands on Lake Eleanor seemed like perfect bonsai settings©
Lake Eleanor from the trail from Cherry Lake
Crossing Gravel Pit Lake Creek. M decided to wade it, as the creek under the log was pretty deep...and the ford downstream was only ankle deep.©
Near Gravel Pit Lake
Gone--the forests above Laurel Lake
The start of the trail rises above the res©http://backpackthesierra.comervoir past Kolana Rock
Kolana Rock and the forest behind.  The fire burned all the way through this to the lake yesterday.