Camera Trap Spring is going to look a lot different the next time that I visit.
I have "war gamed" this fire in my head a lot of times. Usually the scenario has me doing structure protection on a nearby county road, which is indeed what happened.
So I did not have time for more than a quick grab shot from the driveway of the house where I was stationed.
Always knew that that heavily timbered little valley, full of blown-down trees, would burn like a volcano when it finally did.
I doubt that the guardian of the spring would have survived a fire this hot.