Silhouettes in the fog moved up the hillside, in line following the leader. Snow was beginning to fall, creating an even hazier aura — like peering through a veil into the past, because surely this was a small herd of veloci-type dinosaurs. Imagine them — walking stealthily on their powerful, springy legs.
Among the firefighting heroes, a broad-tailed variety deserves some credit. At least that was true last August during the Eagle Creek Fire. Compared with this summer’s onslaught, that 3,000-acre burn seems trivial, but it could have ignited much more, without the help of beavers!