Merry Christmas to all!
The Dixie National Forest in SW Utah has these huge aspen stands. It was very nice to wake up to such color but, it’s not good to wander around too much during hunting season. http://www.instagram.com/larryharrellfotoware/
With a new Republican President and a Republican-controlled Congress, how will this affect the Forest Service and the BLM? Regarding the picture: I did some processing with a High Dynamic Range (HDR) program to get this artsy view. It is interesting that it enhanced the flames better than in the original scan, from a Kodachrome …
Twin Lakes, near Bridgeport, California, hasn’t been intensely developed, solely because of its remote location. There are clusters of private cabins. The terrain would make for an outrageous ski area but, it is too far out of the way to be successful. So, the best use of this land is to preserve it. My Instagram: www.instagram.com/larryharrellfotoware/
That morning, at Tenaya Lake, it was just me and a couple of coyotes. I (eventually) silenced them with a spotted owl call.
I’m just going to drop this here. A side by side comparison of the land that some serial litigators insist is clear evidence of Forest Service salvage clearcutting in the Rim Fire. The caption reads, “Post-fire clearcutting on the Stanislaus National Forest in the Rim fire area, eliminated the wildlife-rich snag habitat and left only …
Oregon Wild has proposed a massive half million acre Wilderness Area, partly to “protect” Crater Lake. The Klamath County Commissioners are saying no, with fears that summer fires would affect public health, and that those unhealthy forests need active management. Here is a map of what Oregon Wild wants done.
Even mundane scenes turn spectacular in the fall.
Imagine just how amazing it is to know that each and every drop of Burney Falls is spring water. Enjoy the change of the seasons. Have a great week, folks!