Roaring Lion Forest Fire Revisited – 2017
It was a scary, spectacular forest fire at the end of July, 2016. The Roaring Lion Fire blew up within a few hours to burn thousands of acres and destroy homes near the mouth of the canyon.
Eight months after that fire, in late April 2017, I visited farther up the canyon, where the Roaring Lion Trailhead is located.
A beautiful little cedar grove was always a magnet for my visits through the years.
Sadly, that grove burned in the initial hours of the forest fire.
Here’s what I saw in April, along with some “before and after” photos of that small section of the Bitterroot National Forest.
And, yes, growth is returning to the blackened landscape.
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