Yosemite National Park is shaped by
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"On July 11, 2002, lightning struck a tree and started a fire near the White Wolf area of Yosemite National Park. The ecology of the red fir and lodgepole pine that dominate the area requires periodic fire" (http://www.nps.gov/fire/public/pub_firestories2002.cfm). This fire was managed for the benefit of the resource and reducing future fire danger. Approximately 950 acres were affected. Over 500 people participated in daily fire ecology walks with firefighters as a way of understanding the role of fire in this National Park.
Description from National Park Service
Elizabeth Lake (moderate)
4.8 miles (7.7 km) round-trip, 1,000-foot elevation gain; 4 to 5 hours
Begin at Tuolumne Meadows Campground near group camp
The trail begins in the B loop of the campground and climbs steadily to a glacier-carved lake at the base of Unicorn Peak. The return hike follows the same route.
Images along the trail....