Horse Pictures
Photos of the Aftermath of the August 2009 PV Fire

Horse Pictures
Fire is no stranger to Southern California. In the four plus years I've lived in the Los Angeles area with my horses there are been four fires in parts of the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve. Many of my equestrian friends who trail ride here have an exit strategy in case of fire since the winding trails can resemble a labyrinth in some places. I'm always surprised at how resilient the trees can be, i.e. not burning even when fire laps at their trunks, and how quickly nature moves to replant its landscape here.

The following photos of the aftermath of the August 29, 2009 fire on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in the Canyons Preserve part of the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve were taken by Amy Matthews. Thank you, Amy. Amy's photo is on this horse photos page.

horses and riders head toward Kabota Trail

Horses and riders head toward fire crews still searching for hot spots.

dead rabbit on trail

This horse and rider passes a rabbit, one of many, that died in the fire.

horses and riders ride the trail after the fire

The fire burned up the hill close to many of the homes in the area.

horses on the Burma Road trail

Not all the trees burned.

Catalina Island in the distance

This large tree succumbed to the fire. Catalina Island can be seen in the distance.

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