Pajarito Parking area. Looks good here but you can see some burn area at the top of the ridge in the background.
Along the trail twoards Canada Bonita
Sings of some erosion
Video at first junction with Nordic Ski Trails
There was severe burn for about a half a mile through this section.
But things are already growing back.
More erosion. Nothing bad so far.
The bears are still around.
Video along the nordic ski area.
A rock outcropping just off the trail that used to be hidden by the trees.
After about 0.75 miles the scene transitions from severe burn to spotty burn.
Looking back towards the severe burn area.
Looking forward to the spotty burn area.
Video of typical trail along the spotty burn area.
More video showing some of the spotty burn.
The "J" nordic ski trail.
Video of start of Canada Bonita
Looked like most of the grass burned in Canada Bonita, but has grown back.
Aspens in Canada Bonita
Burn on the forest side of Canada Bonita
There was a huge herd of Elk in the upper part of Canada Bonita. Several little one also.
Video of Upper end of Canada Bonita
Burnt grass clumps
Ground fire in the Aspens on the climb out of Canada Bonita
This is where the log fort was at the top of the hill out of Canada Bonita
Looking down towards Pipeline.
Descending down towards Pipeline. Spot fire on the left but the pile of branches on the right did not burn.
At Pileline Road. This is where the Pipeline Aid Station is located in the JMTR.
Cerro Medio in the Caldera has a patch work of severe burn.
Video of the Pipeline area.
Video of immediately after Pipeline Road going towards Guaje Canyon
This is the view that the 2011 JMTR poster is based on. Things look good here except for the top of the ridge on the right side.
Close up of the ridge.
I think that this is Cerro Medio
Must have been pretty hot here for these trees to lose a bunch of their needles.
Close of needles.
We passes several spots where was still a smoldering fire. Thinking that the roots under the ground of still burning.
Video of smoke.
The fire was spotty from so far along the trail.
Video of along the trail out towards Guaje Canyon
After about ~0.65 miles the trial goes through another severe burn area.
Video of the start of the severe burn area on the way to Guaje Canyon.
No more roots here!
The severe burn area only lasted about a quarter mile, then back to spotty burn. Look out past Cerro Rubio (which is just right of this photo).
The trail up to Cerro Rubio
Crazy burnt out roots.
Starting the descent to the Guaje Overlook (which is also known as Rosie's Point?)
Looks of downed branches here.
The overlook ridge still has lots of live trees.
But the trail quickly drops into severe burn from the overlook.
Looking into Upper Guaje Canyon
Video at Guaje Overlook
Here you can see the stream in Guaje Canyon.
Caballo Mountain with smoke still visible.
Close up of the smoke
Looking towards where the trail drops into Guaje Canyon
Looks like there was been some severe flooding down there. The stream bed looks like it is a couple of hundred feet wide. A significant amount of trail along the bottom of the canyon is most certainly destroyed now.
Things down look as bod to the south of Guaje Overlook.
But there is spots of severe burn on the south side also.
Looking up from the sharp turn into the canyon.
One last look.
Video just above the overlook.
Back at Pipeline Road. Things look great looking up the road.
But it does not last for long before it change to severe burn.
Video along Pipeline Road
The fiberglass left over from the Natural Gas Pipeline Marker.
Looking down Pipeline into the Caldera
Video at the top of Pipeline Road.
Burn with ski hill
Looking down Pipeline Road
Some of the severe burn along Pipeline Road
View on the way down Pipeline.
New marker and what is left of the old marker
Video along Pipeline
A green section along Pipeline
This is an area that was previous burned during the Cerro Grande file.
Cabello Mountain and Chicoma.
Video on Pipeline Road
The Aspen are quickly coming back.
Dead Aspen, but new ones are starting to grow.
The upper part of Los Alamos canyon got fried.
Video at Pipeline Guaje - Ridge Junction.
Guaje Ridge Trail
Video of the start of Gauje Ridge.
For the most part Upper Guaje Ridge is in good shape.
A lost of spot fires in the forested section.
But most of the trees look good.
Lots of stuff on the trail.
Video descend Guaje Ridge
At about 0.5 miles down the trail, there is a section of severe burn.
But the severe burn section only last for about 250 yards.
This section already has some erosion. This is looking at rocks that got washed below the trial.
And these rocks above the trail will probably be the next to come down.
Shortly after the severe burn section, the trail goes into the old Cerro Grande burn area.
Video showing another severe burn section along the trail. This is in the old Cerro Grande burn area.
There are sections of burn followed by non burn the entire way down to the Mitchell Junction.
Looking up Guaje Ridge. You can see the severe burn section that the trial goes through on the right side of the photo.
This old Cerro Grande burn area should recover quickly.
Plants are already starting to grow and it seems like the ground is fairly stable. Did not see a lot of signs of signification erosioin in the old Cerro Grande burn area.
Look back up Gauje Ridge
Video looking back up Guaje Ridge.
The last hump before the Mitchell Junction.
Looking down at the Mitchell Junction.