June 21, 2006 - Idaho Mt. Express reporter Steve
Benson takes a photo of new green growth in a severely burned area
of 4th of July canyon, while Stanley Ranger Joe Harper and local resident
Bob Dargatz look on.
Heavy thunder storms in summer 2006, caused water
to flood off of burned hillsides in Fourth of July canyon and resulted in
An unusual sight in burned areas that were
mulched with straw, was the wheat that sprouted the next summer. This is
probably the first time ever that wheat has grown in places like 4th of
Caked mud caused from high intensity storms in
burned areas, nevertheless, created beautiful patterns.
Despite the extreme temperatures in burned areas,
chipmunks and other
wildlife somehow survived.