On our June 30th Middle Fork launch, we had the privilege to camp at John's camp on the first night. This was a camp that had seen some of the most intense fire activity in 2007. Thankfully, it looks like things have begun to start sprouting.
Although it will be years and decades before Middle Fork boaters see green trees reminiscent of years past, this picture offers a reminder that fires are the norm and that the forest will recover. It could take awhile but, hey, we're on river time.
A lone flower at John's Camp. June 30th, 2008