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PHOTOS: New life grows after Grizzly Creek Fire

Grizzly Creek Fire PIO Mike De Fries looks at the roots of vegetation to try and determine whether or not the plant is that of new vegetation or one that survived the Grizzly Creek blaze which swept through the area weeks ago.
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The Grizzly Creek Fire ignited Aug. 10 and fiercely tore through Glenwood Canyon and into the Grizzly Creek drainage. Just weeks after the fire swept through the area, charred trees and piles of ash sit scattered all along the trail. But beneath the ash new life is already forming. Small sprouts of new vegetation have begun to push through the burnt remains of old plants and new life is taking over.

A charred piece of wood sits among a pile of ash near the Grizzly Creek Trail.
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Signs of life begin to appear along the charred canyon floors in the Grizzly Creek drainage after the Grizzly Creek Fire swept through the area weeks ago.
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A line of ash crosses the Grizzly Creek Trail as a stark reminder of where the Grizzly Creek Fire burned through the area weeks ago.
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Pine needles on an evergreen are swept to one side after the Grizzly Creek Fire tore through the area leaving behind a charred landscape.
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Grizzly Creek Fire PIO Mike De Fries looks around at the Grizzly Creek Fire burn scar along the Grizzly Creek Trail.
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Charred remains of a tree sit in the shallow water of Grizzly Creek.
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Grizzly Creek Fire PIO Mike De Fries looks at the roots of vegetation to try and determine whether or not the plant is that of new vegetation or one that survived the blaze of the Grizzly Creek Fire which swept through the area weeks ago.
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The Grizzly Creek Fire burn scar sits on the steep ridges above the Grizzly Creek Trail.
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Charred logs lay across the slow moving Grizzly Creek after they were burned by the Grizzly Creek Fire weeks ago.
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