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August 1, 2014

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A Ponderosa pine tree is shown at the Cathedral Rock Picnic Area on Mt. Charleston Tuesday, May 27, 2014. The pines, with their thicker bark, are better at surviving fire than the Douglas fir. The mountain is showing signs of recovery, about one year after the Carpenter 1 Fire that scorched almost 28,000 acres in 2013.

Steve Marcus

A Ponderosa pine tree is shown at the Cathedral Rock Picnic Area on Mt. Charleston Tuesday, May 27, 2014. The pines, with their thicker bark, are better at surviving fire than the Douglas fir. The mountain is showing signs of recovery, about one year after the Carpenter 1 Fire that scorched almost 28,000 acres in 2013.