The Rim Fire grabbed headlines and attention like no other wildfire in California.
It burned into one of California’s most beloved national parks, Yosemite. A year later, its scars still show, not just on the land but on the people who watched it burn.
Jerry Baker: “It was burning so dramatically here it became obvious that no human was going to stop this fire. It was in my mind obviously hopeless.”
Jerry Baker of Groveland walks to where he watched the Rim Fire burn.