Took a trip up the Mitchell Trail to Guaje Ridge
No sign of fire in the drainage
Only a little burn area can be seen from Mitchell Ridge.
Upper Mitchell Trail cutting across the hillside.
Looking down Guaje Ridge from close to the top of the Mitchell Trail
First burn signs next to the trail.
Just below the Mitchell Guaje Junction looking up hill.
Looking up to the Junction.
The fire fighters left some water up there (and suplimented with some of the JMTR water cache).
Lots of melted water jugs left over from the JMTR race.
The log that they were behind is gone.
Burn area on the ridge.
The trail tools are still up there! Time to get to work.
Video at the top of the Mitchell Trail.
Just uphill from the junction
Junction of Guaje and North Mitchell. I proceeded down North Mitchell just a little bit to check things out.
Video of Guaje Ridge/North Mitchell
Burnt out tree stump
Section of North Mitchell Trail that will probably wash away in the first heavy rain.
Look over at Guaje Ridge (below the Mitchell Junction)
Video on North Mitchell
Video of Guaje Ridge from North Mitchell
Looking down in the burnt pines where the North Mitchell Trail goes.
This is as far as I went down North Mitchell.
Video of Guaje Canyon from North Mitchell
Looking up Guaje Canyon
Video of Caballo Mountain
Lower Guaje Ridge
New trail hazards
Next I went up Guaje Ridge just a little bit.
Lower Guaje Ridge from above the Guaje Ridge/Mitchell Junction
The locus bushes are already growing back.
Not sure if this is new Aspen growth, but it is encouraging that this leave are still green when the rest of the tree has brown leaves.
Upper Guaje Canyon
Close up of Upper Guaje Canyon. Looks like it is completely burnt.
Still some sections of green!
Living trees making way to dead trees.
You can see the Guaje Ridge Trail cutting across the hillside above.
Zoomed out version of the previous picture
View from Guaje Ridge
Video of Upper Guaje Canyon
More new growth
On my way back down.