Yesterday (Sept 20) they opened the park for public access, so today I went for another drive to Waterton. It was a cloudy, rainy day with some fog. Power has been restored. Nothing was open except for the gas station.
Again, a lot of the burned areas that I saw were of grass which will grow back next year and show no signs of a fire. Quite a few trees burned. As you see the town was not touched by fire. The fire did come close to the Prince of Wales and the Administration Buildings. You can also see how far down the trees burned on the mountains around the townsite. Cameron and Red Rock Canyon roads are not yet open – this is where the real damage will be to the trees.
The first few photos are from my dash cam and the remainder I took with my camera.
3 Responses to “Waterton Townsite”
You braved the cold weather, you are a good news reporter! It will all grow back nice and green next spring, hopefully the snow will cover up the black this winter.
We went thru thurs around 6pm during rain. Pretty much destroyed everything except townsite buildings as far as I could tell. what about the area below the prince of wales facing the townsite? Very sobering sight
Looks like the beach below the Hotel survived, the rest looks desolate!!