|Fire suppression near the Skyline Drive makes this area look the most stark|
of the entire hike. Fire crews cut everything down so that the fire would have
a harder time jumping the Skyline Drive.
|View at the intersection of the Brown Mountain and Rocky Mountain Run trails.|
|Brown Mtn Trail just past the Rocky Mtn Run intersection. |
Trees are starting to leaf out.
|Clouds came over the Skyline Drive then dissipated in this view from |
an overlook on the Brown Mtn Trail.
|New growth can be seen in some of the darkest parts of the mountain.|
|Dead pine needles form a color contrast to the burnt ground.|
|The Brown Mtn Trail is easily followed through the black lands.|
|New growth, post-fire|
|A fish-eye lens makes for a surreal scene.|
|Incredible color contrasts along the Brown Mtn Trail|
|Blaze still shows through the charred bark.|
|Lots of color remains.|
|Textured tree showing blue trail blaze.|
|Same tree at its base.|
|Growth off trail through the burned land.|
|Descending on the Brown Mtn Trail towards Big Run.|
|Wild Geranium on Big Run Portal Trail. (Thanks to Lonnie Murray for the proper identification.)|
|Fire crossed trail to Big Run in only one spot, never jumping the stream.|
|Rocky Mtn Run Trail at Big Run Portal Trail|
Note that the trail here forms the fire boundary.
|Rocky Mtn Run Trail through the fire. Trees have leafed out now much more completely than at higher elevations.|
|Downed tree, cut back at the trail before the fire, burned on one side of trail|
but not on the other.
|Rocky Mtn Run |
Trail through burn zone.