So that’s what I was thinking about as I pulled off to the side of the road to walk to the edge of a stand of scorched aspens. I figured to get pictures now so I could come back next year to photograph the changes. But a passing park warden politely killed my plans.
For one thing, I was pulled off on the side of the road, not at a pullout. Shouldn’t have done that. And second, these burned trees are very unstable. Any of them could fall at any time, especially in that gusty Waterton wind. A pretty dumb place to go for a stroll.
So, chastised, I hopped back into the truck and rolled on.