A rather eerie morning last week in Arapaho National Forest.
After a day of rain, fog settled in the next morning, limiting visibility and making things seem extraordinarily quiet. As I ventured out, the fog was pretty but the landscape, well, it wasn’t what I normally see in the Colorado high country.
The devastation of the East Troublesome Fire was very visible on this hillside. Pine trees that were 40 to 50 feet tall last year were burned bare by the blaze, more had been blown down than were left standing. Hints of rebirth were there though as the purple / pink of fireweed is seen on spots on the forest floor.