Pia Lopez/ plopez@sacbee.com

The effects of the Rim Fire that burned 257,000 acres in August and September 2013, looking northeast up the main Tuolumne River canyon and across the slopes on the south side of the canyon that were burned so intensely that nothing survived. Many of the far side slopes that are on the north side of the river burned so hot when the fire ran upslope that even the stumps of the brush and oaks were consumed. All of the top, far right ridgeline is in Yosemite National Park. The dark forest in the far distance near Yosemite National Park is actually all roasted conifers.

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