Day 123

As far as the eye can see

July 27th, 2010


  1. Alice says:

    Is that reforrestation? Hope you are enjoying your walk. be safe!

  2. Saun in Ohio says:

    Yeah!!! a video and more pics. be safe :)

  3. Again, sobering and somber. What can one say? The devastation of fire and then the rebirth of the forest. I’ve never been in this kind of devastation. Can’t imagine what it must have been like walking through it throughout your day Matt.

  4. Jeff says:

    So nice to hear the birds and the wind. Thanks for the look into your days walk. Death in Nature leads to new life. Not to worry Dorinda.

  5. deanna valenti meyer says:

    I’ve can only compare this to the devastation I’ve seen at Mt. St. Helens. That was amazing…it’s been 30 years and only now are there some areas starting to grow back. With forest fires, thankfully, things grow back a lot sooner. Nice to have you back Matt!

    • charlie says:

      wow, that brought back memories. yes, Mt. St. Helens was such devasatation. i remember seeing an A frame house almost completely buried. nothing but soot for miles and miles around.

  6. MN Roxanne says:

    It looks so eerie- glad to hear some birds and see the green on the forest floor… fires and beetles – poor forests…

  7. Candice in Alabama says:

    It is sad to see, but Mother Nature will take care of it. It will return to what it was – given the chance.

  8. Gigi says:

    The burnt trees look like sentinels guarding over the mountains. Thanks for the video Matt, nice to have you back.

  9. Local Montana Boy says:

    This is the aftermath of the Jocko Lakes fire of 2007. 36,000 acres of forest burned, fueled by a huge amount of beetle-killed lodgepole pine. The town of Seeley Lake was evacuated for a month and the tourists were replaced by fire fighters from around the globe and the National Guard.

    Here’s a nice collection of photos:

  10. Janine says:

    Yup, lots of that here in So. Cal. The good news, as you can see, is that the green springs up quickly and life returns. Devestated but not destroyed.

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