Pia Lopez/ plopez@sacbee.com

The effects of the Rim Fire that burned 257,000 acres in August and September 2013, looking north, down into the confluence of the South Fork of the Tuolumne River where it meets the Main Fork of the Tuolumne River. This is known as the Lumdsen area. The slopes on the south side of the canyon were burned so intensely that nothing survived. A small patch of green is near the streambed.

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