Saturday, February 16, 2019

Donnell Fire Burn Scar & SR-108 (Part 2) - Stanislaus National Forest

On November 19th, 2018, I took a day trip to the Stanislaus National Forest and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest in California. I traveled to places along State Route 108. I visited the Donnell Fire burn scar, walked along Forest Service Route 077 towards Leavitt Lake, drove down towards Mountain Warfare Training Center, and dropped by Leavitt Falls Vista Point. I split the photos into 5 parts. I hope you enjoy the photos.

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Parts: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

This is part 2 of my photos. The photos for today are from Stanislaus National Forest. Photos are from State Route 108 and of the Donnell Fire burn scar shot from Dardanelle, CA and Kennedy Meadows, CA.

Warning: Please note that exploring burn areas could potentially be dangerous as there are hazards on the roads and around the area (power lines, chemicals, bio-hazard waste, hidden ditches, etc...). There could also be dangerous chemicals in the air. For me, my lungs were burning within a minute of exploring Dardanelle, CA and I had to grab my respirator which filters out particulates and chemicals. I also stayed fairly close to SR-108, avoided power lines, read the hazard markings on the trees and kept an eye out for any moving trees around me (please note that this isn't even a guarantee as a tree can still fall with little to no warning), etc... If you choose to explore burn scars, you are doing so at your own risk and health! If you don't know what you are doing, don't risk it!

Donnell Fire burn scar in Dardanelle, CA.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 20' 35" N 119° 50' 09" W

Donnell Fire burn scar in Dardanelle, CA. Photo shot near the same spot as above.

Donnell Fire burn scar in Dardanelle, CA. Photo shot near the same spot as above. 

Donnell Fire burn scar in Dardanelle, CA. Photo is of the Historic Dardanelle Gas Station.

 Black and white process of the photo above.


Donnell Fire burn scar in Dardanelle, CA. Photo is of the Historic Dardanelle Gas Station. 

Black and white process of the photo above.

Donnell Fire burn scar in Dardanelle, CA. 

Black and white process of the photo above.

 Donnell Fire burn scar in Dardanelle, CA.


Donnell Fire burn scar in Dardanelle, CA.

Black and white process of the photo above.

 Donnell Fire burn scar along SR-108 in Kennedy Meadows, CA. The red stuff on the trees and plants is red fire retardant.


Donnell Fire burn scar along SR-108 in Kennedy Meadows, CA. The red stuff on the trees and plants is red fire retardant. 

Scenery photo of a creek along SR-108.

Black and white process of the photo above.

Scenery photo of a creek along SR-108.

This is all the photos for today! I hope you have enjoyed the photos! Next time I have photos from Forest Service Route 077 in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Park in California. Please don't forget to share with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Instagram. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

Parts: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5