yes, it is a Ponderosa. While I was there I took several photos of the gorgeous,huge, old Ponderosas. They are one of my favorite trees, aspen the other. I didn't see any signs of fire in the area where I was. I had been there when I was a kid, but hadn't seen it in long while. I really enjoyed my short time there.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."