Alder Creek Fire

Alder Creek Fire- In 1999 lightening struck the corner of the ridge or moraine and started a small forest fire. However, winds of Cascade Canyon fanned this small fire into about a 300 acre fire. The fire jumped the creek where String Lake spills into Jenny and burned around the moraine towards Jenny Lake Lodge. Due to the historical significance of the lodge, the Park Service fought the fire. They were successful in saving the lodge, but snow is ultimately what extinguished the majority of the fire.