The north side of Mt. Hood burned in the 6,304 acre Dollar Lake Fire of 2011. This area is normally too wet to have large fires. Fire had not visited many places for several hundred years, so this was a big turning point in time. I hiked in on trail 631 in August of 2012 to explore the burn. This July I was able to return to some of the sites. I was hoping to pick huckleberries, which was not the case. There were many plants that had come back from the roots, but there were few berries. I am not sure whether the crop was frost-killed or the plants are putting their energy into growing instead of reproducing. The trail up to the Wilderness boundary was brushed out and easy to travel. After that there were logs every one hundred feet to one hundred yards. With Forest Service budgets what they are and the requirement that only hand tools be used, it is no wonder.