Dixie Fire burn scars

While fire is an essential part of the Sierra Nevada landscape, because of a combination of different factors, today’s wildfires burn hot and heavy, scorching everything, rather than the mild to moderate intensity/severity fires of the past that contributed to forest health by clearing underbrush, thinning trees (without killing the large ones), etc. The DixieContinue reading “Dixie Fire burn scars”

Maidu Acorn Mortar Holes

The Lake Davis/Grizzly Valley area was historically used by the native Maidu people back in the day, and it’s easy to tell – just across Lake Davis dam are several easy-to-find mortar holes in the bedrock! The Maidu would grind up acorns, and over time, deep holes would be carved out of the relatively softContinue reading “Maidu Acorn Mortar Holes”