At Priest Lake, Pecky Cox is reporting that the famous Priest Lake Shoe Tree burned last night. And that she'll provide more information when it becomes available. She has a photo of the burned tree on her Web site.
From 2006 SR story by correspondent Sherry Ramsey: "A few miles north of Nordman is the Shoe Tree. It’s a giant cedar with hundreds of pairs of footwear adorning almost every square inch of the trunk. There are work boots, high heels, baby shoes, ski boots and slippers, not to mention plastic bottles with notes curled up inside. These odd decorations are nailed to the tree from the ground, to a height so high, the donors could only have brought an extension ladder to reach. Others are tied together and flung into the limbs, dangling like Christmas ornaments.