Christmas pilgramage to burn site elicits memories

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A Christmas decoration shaped like a Christmas tree sits on a hilltop near burned trees at sunset earlier in December above Mountain Shadows. Tim Wittwer erects the tree on a rocky outcropping above his house every Christmas season and also flew an American Flag on the same hilltop this summer following the Waldo Canyon fire. Wittwer's house was spared in the fire but several neighboring homes were lost. Photo by MARK REIS/The Gazette file