Patricia Prijatel

Writer, Reader, Watcher

The East Spanish Peak Before and After the Fire

January 1, 2018


The mountain in 2012 (left) and in 2016 (right), as seen from our cabin. Groves of centuries-old firs, spruces, and pines create the dark green cover on the mountain face in the image on the left, taken a year before the fire. More than half of the trees have died in the image on the right, taken three years after the 2013 fire. While our meadow was spared, thanks to firefighters, several old growth trees alongside it were still burned.