Recovering from previous fires

Fire Break
A fire break was bulldozed into the hill in an effort to stop the fires in 2017. Some of the structures in the distance may owe their existence to these efforts.
User: Austin Explorer - 2/23/2020

Location: Bartholomew Park

Rating: 3stars
Difficulty: 3stars  Solitude: 3stars
Miles Hiked: 2.65 Miles  Elapsed Time: 1 hour, 39 minutes

Comments:

Coppertone and I returned to Bartholomew Park for the first time since the 2017 fires that swept through some of the park.  Many tails were closed for some time afterwards.  There are still signs of the damage done by the fires and by efforts to try and stop the fire's spread.  But there are signs that nature is coming back, albeit slowly.

Most park visitors got a slow start to the day as well.  When we arrived there were no other cars in the parking lot.  When we finished up our hike there were no parking spots left.  Seems like others had the same idea of a visit today.  I'm glad we got there early.

The weather was beautiful, which was great for our hike this day.  But typically we would have had more rain by this point than we have.  Not a good sign for the coming year.



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