For the love of things cheap, country, crafty and creative
Monday, June 25, 2012
One of my very favorite places to go camping is in North Park Colorado. It has been nearly 5 years since I have been up in that area. During that time the pine beetle has pretty much decimated the area. I had heard stories but what I saw for myself was shocking. Hard to believe a tiny bug could do so much damage. In some areas I would estimate the hillside to be 90% kill. It is clear to me that the forest will never be the same in my lifetime. Fire will come, succession will occur, and I will be forced to embrace something very different from the forest that I grew up with.