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Chelan Butte ~ Burnt 2015

In August of 2015, there were several lightening strikes in the night that spread and converged, eventually jumping two rivers burning such a large area that they became known as the one Chelan Complex Wildfire. Homes and businesses were lost (with far more saved) and local businesses shutting down because this took place at what would have been the top tourism month of the year. Yet, this is the way of nature. Perhaps every 20 years (on average), the Chelan Butte burns (or cleanses itself, depending on one's perspective). Still, it is amazing how Mother Nature and human communities as well have a way of recovering within perhaps a year or two.

There are already some from the far-greener spring before the big wildfire in the SET (collection of panoramas I've done on the Chelan Butte) for the "before" contrast, if you would like to go to my profile page and select the SETS tab to find it?  And I plan to take another photo here on the northface in the winter of 2016 and spring of 2017 to show such renewal.  

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Copyright: Timothy Oldfield ~ Washington State 360
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Taken: 22/08/2015
Uploaded: 26/11/2016
Updated: 28/11/2016


Tags: wildfire; trees; burned; hill; contrast
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