Here's another image provided by ODOT Photo/Video showing Eagle Creek fire damage. This view of Tanner Creek drainage was taken late October 2017. While they say this was a "mosaic burn" some of the areas have fewer tiles than others.
Holy crap!!!! that is such a sad WOW.
Arlen Sheldrake on 27th March 2018 @ 7:06am
Fascinating. Are those ridges in the roc k, that seem to travel from hillside to hillside
Wyeast Blog talks about the fire in Tanner Creek. Dense forest provides very little feed for wildlife and Tom Kloster mentions that this fire will provide more browsing and berries for the Pika.
L.E. on 27th March 2018 @ 8:58am
I've hiked almost all the waterfall trails in the Gorge. Wahclella Falls many times. It's so sad to see the destruction in that area.
Kathie A. on 27th March 2018 @ 10:22am
Now I am REALLY upset!!!! The fine was way too little in my opinion.
Jill Stanford on 27th March 2018 @ 2:00pm
I have seen miles and miles of forest land in British Columbia look just like this. It was from beetle kill.
First the trees turned a brownish orange then after a couple of years they were dead and turned gray.
L.E. on 27th March 2018 @ 3:01pm
Logged and chipped over 300,000 acres of bug-killed timber on the west side of Cook Inlet in Alaska. The gorge will be lucky if bark beetles don't get a start in the fire-killed timber and march on thru the green timber in the gorge.
Buzz on 27th March 2018 @ 3:39pm
If you wish to see beetle kill, ride the chair lift at Cooper Spur on a very clear day and look all around. How horrible it looks, not to mention all the fires that have swept the area........If it keeps going like it has been there won't be any lovely Oregon forests left....
Charlott on 28th March 2018 @ 7:04am
Jill, I agree with you but for the fact that at least this way former teen did some pretty dumb/stupid things that thank goodness didn't result in this disaster.....stealing a stop sign......WOW, could have been the end of my life as I now have lived it... one hopes that this young man will become a productive citizen and not a lifetime ward of the state.
Arlen Sheldrake on 28th March 2018 @ 2:59pm
LE, I see power lines from ridge to ridge ~
Kenn on 28th March 2018 @ 4:34pm
Early photos of the river steamers show burnt trees down to the water line.
Dave John on 15th May 2018 @ 8:17pm