I am working towards a group show in the fall in Flagstaff called “Fires of Change“ and some of my research is being done here. We hiked to Pike Creek Trail to a fire that occurred in 2004 when a prescribed burn got out of hand and burned right up to the edge of the canyon. Ten years later there is some grasses and new growth and evidence shows that the wildlife visits often.
It is unseasonably warm here in the Canyon, reaching upwards of 60* everyday. There is no snow on either rim and although it is delightful, I find some disappointment in the lack or moisture. I chose Feb. to return to the Canyon in anticipation of snow, clouds and dramatic weather.