We took a family hike in the Alpine Mountains to see where the Quail Fire burned. Jake was curious to see what kind of damage happened to our trails, and I must admit, was a little curious too. We started in the Box Elder circle and hiked east of the Rodeo Grounds. It was basically what we thought it was-- black and dry, but what I didn't expect was the lingering smell of smoke. Really more heartbreaking than anything. Jake biked these green trials and all we could was shake our heads.
But low and behold, on our way down, we found some green in all that black. A better way to end the hike, as well as a little promise for the future.