Day 123

The remnants of a forest fire

July 27th, 2010

Almost half of today's walk looked like this.


  1. Paul says:

    Ah ha … first to comment … nature renewing and regenerating itself … an amazing an wonderous process.

    Doesn’t happen in Central Park, eh?


  2. Montana has had some pretty intense fires, 2001 was one of the worst years, It discolored the sunset as far east as TN..Amazing, Our family vacations up in this area and there have been several years where campfires have been prohibited…you can see why.

    • MN Roxanne says:

      I remember the red sunsets that summer being blames on the fires in MT… amazing to see all the new growth.

  3. Dennis in So Cal says:

    The 2007 Chippy Creek fire burned 150 square miles in Montana.

  4. Jeff says:

    and the dryness from the rockies probably does not help out. Devastation yes…but brings new life later.

  5. Don in Tennessee says:

    The sad thing is that most forest fires are caused by carelessness and arson. God usually has a way to bring back life to these type of tragic events but the scars remain for a long time.


    Be careful and I hope you do not encounter any fires, bears etc.

    • Bev from Vancouver WA says:

      Actually most forest fires are caused by lighting. Some of the most devasting ones have been caused by humans.

  6. Candice in Alabama says:

    I believe forest fires started by lightning are “normal” and natural. Many plants depend on the fire(s) for their life cycle.

    • Lori says:

      Correct, Candice. Some pine trees need the fire to open the pinecones so the seeds will fall out and start new tree growth.

  7. Terry and Janice from Missoula, Mt says:

    This is from probably from the August 2007 Jocko Lakes fire. It ran five miles in five hours, to the edge of Placid and Seeley lakes, and burned somewhere over 20,800 acres. The photo and video look like it may be on Pistol Creek road.

  8. Dennis in So Cal says:

    Wild fires are so scary. We had one burn up to the back fence in 2002. God bless the fireman that saved the homes in our canyon.

  9. Karen Too says:

    Despite the obvious devastation caused by forest fires, in this particular picture there is a stark beauty.

  10. Barb V from Michigan says:

    Not only is the picture beautiful in its own way, but the comments are just as beautiful (and informative). I especially love your description, Karen Too: “stark beauty”

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