|These are the first pictures inside
Lake Poway since the fire on
October 21, 2007. The guard shack at the entrance burned down. We were
able to hike around the lake, but the access to Blue Sky and Mount Woodson
is closed. The damage is extensive, revealing the terrain that the brush
(Wild Cucumber) are already growing through
the burnt crust.
They have sprayed ground cover around the lake, but the rains made a mess
of their effort. In one section, it looks like the seeds all slid down to
the road from the hillside above. That's where all the new growth is.