"Things You Wouldn't Know If We Didn't Blog Intermittently."
Friends of mine recently hiked the John Muir Trail. The fire had started just before they came down from Mt. Whitney. What a tragedy to see such beauty burned!
Well if it's truly a wildfire (and not arson) then this really isn't a tragedy. It's entirely necessary for the health of the wilderness. The environment has evolved with fire since the beginning of an oxygen-rich atmosphere and many organisms depend on occasional fires to stay healthy and continue survive.