All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<b>Fire damage</b>
Fire damage
We were amazed when we read the trail sign that told about the damage we saw as we hiked from Devils Postpile to Rainbow Falls. The fire that damaged the trees ahead of us had burned in 1992! This shows how long it takes for many western forests to recover from a major fire. In 20 years, only a few small evergreens had begun to grow.