While doing some volunteer work on the Bill Cull trail in Monrovia Canyon Park, I saw some of the damage from the recent August 23rd fire up close. The trail (that starts at the entrance station) is closed and will be for some time. Without vegetation, the slope just continues to slide down over the trail.
I did see a couple things that, to me at least, seemed pretty amazing. The background in the photo above was thick vegetation, now all that is completely gone. Somehow the lower bunch of leaves on this tree escaped the fire despite being on the same branch, and right next to, the blackened leaves.
Anyway, enjoy the park and the other trails but please give this section some time to recover.
More tomorrow showing evidence of the resiliency of Mother Nature.