After the fire came the loggers, morel mushroom pickers and the tree planters. The mountain was a busy place for a long time. I remember riding up to the burn on Mt. Ida and seeing the first new growth of grass, bright lime green, at the base of the trees amongst all the black.
Homeowner of the introductory exhibit photograph of Flight from the Fire and Haines Rd. resident
Photo credit in order of appearance:
1. Mike Strotmann, c. 2016
2. James Murray, Salmon Arm Observer, c. 1998