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Book: 10 yrs recovery of Mazatzals from Willow Fire

Post by amy1300 » Mar 16 2018 7:02 am

Amazon showed me an intriguing book this morning, by a retired Life Science professor from ASU, about how the Deer Creek/South Fork area of the Mazatzals has recovered from fire over the past 10 years. ("After the Wildfire," published in 2017.) He made observations during many hikes of the same trails over the 10 years. Available as paperback or for Kindle, though I plan to read it on Kindle for PC since there are 60 color photos. No reader reviews yet, but one of the pro reviewers said it's “Like taking a walk with Thoreau or Leopold . . ." and more.

[ Ten Years of Recovery from the Willow Fire ]

[ 2004 Willow Fire - Mazatzal Trails :: map ]
Last edited by joebartels on Mar 16 2018 7:48 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Added book to HAZ. Created auto link formatter for books on HAZ & switched link. Added fire boundary over trails map for reference. Ate breakfast, took nap. Thx for posting Amy!
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Re: Book: 10 yrs recovery of Mazatzals from Willow Fire

Post by TheMazzicMan » Mar 16 2018 10:17 am

@amy1300 Thanks for sharing this!

@joebartels Thanks for adding post enhancements. And for eating breakfast. And for taking a nap.
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Re: Book: 10 yrs recovery of Mazatzals from Willow Fire

Post by Tough_Boots » Mar 16 2018 4:39 pm

I read it and it was a struggle to finish. He writes exclusively about the Deer Creek area so unless you're obsessed with Deer Creek, I wouldn't pick it up.
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Re: Book: 10 yrs recovery of Mazatzals from Willow Fire

Post by friendofThundergod » Mar 16 2018 4:50 pm

@Tough_Boots Ya I read most of it now too and had a similar feeling, the Thoreau, Aldo comparisons might be a tad over stated. He also dedicated like a half a page to a pile of clothes he found, which he attributed to illegal immigrants, kind of made me laugh a little to myself...

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Re: Book: 10 yrs recovery of Mazatzals from Willow Fire

Post by amy1300 » Mar 16 2018 4:52 pm

Hm, thanks for the info, guys. Maybe I'll wait and see if the Library has it available to borrow.
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Re: Book: 10 yrs recovery of Mazatzals from Willow Fire

Post by mazatzal » Mar 16 2018 4:55 pm

In terms of ponderosa and junipers etc. really has not recovered...

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Re: Book: 10 yrs recovery of Mazatzals from Willow Fire

Post by Nighthiker » Apr 08 2018 8:22 am

Received this book a couple of days ago, author is John Alcock who also authored Sonoran Desert Spring and Sonoran Desert Summer. Very good reads.
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