Columbia River Gorge Burnt Trees

My friend won a free pass for the Gorge Pedal, a fund-raiser for Columbia River Gorge after the 2018 Gorge fire. You can see the burned maples and maybe some alders, too, behind us as we pose on the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail. The good news is that a lot of trees are recovering nicely.

4 response to "Columbia River Gorge Burnt Trees"

  1. By: Mara Posted: August 12, 2019

    The Sprockettes were hilarious!

  2. By: Tony Cullimore Posted: August 16, 2019

    Glad to hear a lot of the trees are recovering. The “after fire” scenes are so dramatic we always wonder if anything will grow again. And it does.

    • By: Mara Posted: August 16, 2019

      Yes, our natural world is able to return much faster than our human made structures. I remember when Mt St Helens blew (watched it from my junior high front lawn) and everyone was saying “nothing will grow back for years and years” and of course we (humanity) were proved wrong in just a couple years. But still, it looks like they may never reopen Oneonta Gorge which was “ground zero” where the fire-crackers were thrown that started the fire. Too much damage to the trails themselves.

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