A couple weeks before I came to L.A. these fires were raging through Malibu Canyons:
Every time I am in L.A. I take a Malibu hike with Michelle, who lives in Paradise Cove. She decided in advance we would hike Serrano to view the fire’s aftermath. She had been hiking there only a few weeks ago when it was overgrown, bursting with fragrance color. But now it looks like a lunar landscape:
We each pose at the Serrano Valley/ Pt. Mugu trailhead.
Following is a photo essay of our dramatic hike:
1- State Wilderness Boundary. 2- Charred trail to burnt homestead, only recently overgrown with green brush and foliage.
Burnt, rusty debris at homestead.
More rusty debris.
Although hiking uphill on a shadeless trail is not my idea of fun, in hindsight it was pretty awesome!
Signs of rebirth in this yucca: Lone yucca plant survives like a phoenix from the ashes.