Hard Work in the Forest
We aren't the only people doing work in the national forests. As we hiked around the Stanislaus National Forest near our cabin, we noticed that someone had been busy.
There were piles of brush that had been cleared from the forest floor, just waiting to be set on fire when conditions are right. That left the forest looking a lot more like a forest, and a lot less like a forest fire waiting to happen.
And this was hard work. They had cut off manzanita at the ground level, branch by branch, to create this piles.
Meanwhile, there were still plenty of trees down from the big snowstorm and then high winds of earlier this year.
Lots of work getting done, lots more to do.