On the way back from our last visit to the Scablands we stopped at the little town of Liberty. Here we chatted with a local who told us of how close last years wildfire got, very close, he was supposed to evacuate but wouldn't have no matter what.
We met a box of rescued cats who were only a few weeks old and should have had their mother. One was dead in the box with front paws in clawing formation and mouth open in a scream expression. It was surreal by this point. People still looking for gold in these hills.
more photos of Liberty:This Life in Ruins