We took off on the same road North as the last drive, but this time we stopped at the Power Plant No. 2. I was mostly interested in actually getting a look at the beautiful building after driving past it last time. There is a lot of history in this canyon, probably the biggest story being the collapse of the St Francis Dam.
Elizabeth Lake for a quick view - water & wildlife. It was nice to see water here, as local droughts can have their impact on this body of water.
We drove through where the Lake Fire had been, back in August. The photos don't do justice to the sad looking, burnt out feeling. Many of the trees only burnt on one side or only towards the bottom, not the top. Hillsides, completely gone...but every house (but maybe one) we saw stood strong. Trucks and trailers, out buildings maybe and motor homes left as charred remains, but the houses stood still. The successful work of the firefighters was amazing to see. We drove on and on through the burnt hillsides, snowy mountain tops, completely impressed.