After the Fire: Lake 5387

This was the first place I visited in the fire zone after the fire. I dayhiked to this lake on Nov 4, 2012. It is not on a maintained trail, but is not far off the Riley Creek Trail. This lake was at about the far edge of the extent of the fire. A few tongues of the fire, driven by wind, made it this far, and formed narrow corridors or burn, tens of yards across, surrounded by green.

A look at the lake and the edge of some burn

the burn follows a ridge

an extremely narrow tongue of burn. you might think it was under a log, but notice the rock

shoots were burned but already seem to be regrowing weeks after the fire passed by

in this case I assume embers landed on this tree and burned it alone