The public gathers around U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree after being officially lit during Lighting Ceremony on the west lawn of the Capitol Building in Washington DC, December 6, 2018. (Forest Service photo by Cecilio Ricardo) #capitolchristmastree#tistheseason
Fall colors in Raggeds Wilderness on the Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, Colorado.
Raggeds Wilderness covers 65,443 acres spanning Gunnison and White River National Forests. Elevations range from 7,000 to about 13,000 feet. Prominent rocky slopes point upward to a serrated ridge which gives Raggeds Wilderness its name. Ragged Mountain in the northern half rises to 12,094 feet, but other scenic peaks in the area summit higher. (Photo courtesy of Martin Swett) #fallcolors#autumn#fallfoliage#colorado
The #CampFire in Northern California is currently active on 142,000 acres and is 45 percent contained. Nearly 500 USDA Forest Service personnel, including 3 helicopters, 64 engines, and 2 bulldozers, are currently fighting this devastating #wildfire.