Friday, November 28, 2014

A drive up the Angeles Crest Highway on September 3, 2009

If you read Hal McAlister’s Diary of a Fire: the 2009 Station Fire Threat to Mount Wilson, he writes about the drive that he and his wife took up the Angeles Crest Highway to Mount Wilson Observatory on September 3, 2009. Road closures were still in effect at that time, and the fire had yet to be contained. They were escorted by LA County Sheriff’s deputies. The video shows the destruction that the Station Fire brought to the forest. I don’t have a comparison video to show you showing the landscape five years post fire. I’d imagine that there has been a lot of regrowth. But I don’t know for sure. If I find a good video that shows portions of the same drive after some regrowth has happened, I’ll share it with you.

direct link to video on youtube

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