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A Silver Forest

Here are some great shots of an ecosystem that is well on its way to recovering from a 2003 forest fire. I sincerely hope that some of the sterilizing fires that we have seen in the Sawtooths of Idaho and Colorado Rockies will recover as quickly. We love this guys photography, and are happy to have the images tell the story…

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Sitting on a stump, hot cup of coffee in my hand, warm sunshine on my back in the still crisp morning air, looking out on nearby mountain tops and a forest of bare trees, silver from a 2003 wildfire, Tanya and Carson nearby at our campsite, I felt truly at peace. I reflected on how lucky I am to live in place where such a spot is a short drive from home (well, kind of short, about 5 1/2 hours). Later that day we would drive back to the city, encountering miles of stop-and-go traffic on the way, and life would return to “normal.” But for those five minutes on that stump with that cup of coffee, life was very good.

We had spent two nights at the Meadows Campground, near Harts Pass at the uppermost end of the Methow Valley in the Okanogan National Forest. The Harts Pass…

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