Up on Maligne Lake road is evidence of the burn that took place earlier this year.At the time I was worried about Medicine Lake being in the line of the forest fire that started at Excelsior Creek as a result of a Lightning Strike. It was . In fact a lot of the area around the fmailiar parking lot and viewing point was burned up with a few surviving hardy Aspens and Spruce trees.
I was worried for the welfare of the young in the eagle’s nest . But I saw a photo of the scene after the fire with the nest still intact, the tree a little burnt and the eaglet was in the nest. Amazing! In this photo the eagles are long gone and the nest a lot smaller so it remains to be seen if they return to this spot next year.