End of the fire-line
A friend who owns land above the church where the Tea Fire began in November 2008 invited me on a morning hike with a botanist and some other friends, to walk the fire-line of the most recent Jesusita Fire. In the picture above, you can see the clear burn lines down into the valley where the fire crews knocked it down. This whole area was lush growth when we walked the land after the November fire, now it is rocky ash and skeletons of trees.
I felt good after so much uncertainty to see the dead fire. I cannot imagine the bravery and the courage of the fire crews and air crews who fought it for us. Thanks!!