Only 64 of 80 structures, which are privately owned within the U.S. Forest Service Recreational Residence Program, remain. Now, just over two months later, this small but resilient community is taking stock of its losses and wondering whether — and how — to rebuild in order to preserve its storied past. Though dwindling in size, the community remains fiercely proud of its history and determined to preserve what’s left. But the Forest Service hasn’t yet determined which cabin owners, if any, will be permitted to do so. “Nobody’s against rebuilding, but what we need to do is be smart about it,” Forest Service spokesman John Clearwater said.
Source: Los Angeles Times November 22, 2020 03:03 UTC