Sunday, April 5, 2015

April 4 in the Pine Canyon area

If you have worked on any of the Pine Canyon projects after the 2004 Pine Fire and subsequent 2005 floods that wrecked the trail out there, the photo below may be of interest.

Same place: 2005, 2010, 2015
I also visited Horse Camp, above this spot, and since trail users have indicated trouble locating and accessing the spring back there after all the blowdowns of recent years, I flagged the route to the spring with pink tape.  While the recent rains have greened up the surface, the spring was pretty lethargic from three dry years.
Most of the burned trees around the camp have now fallen, but healthy new trees - some of them 15' high - are already replacing them. I even saw short some fir seedlings mixed in with the larger pines.

New trees below Horse Camp

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