St Mary's has melted out off and on since the 90's. Pretty sure Ptarmigan will still be around in the park. It will be melted out higher than normal of course, which actually makes for some dangerous riding. If you lose it and can't arrest, rocks await you on steep slope. A few people have met their maker this way in the last 2-3 years and those were good seasons.
This is a very bad fire year. Probably the worst I've seen. The Hayman year ('02) was tinderbox dry. Strike a match in a wrong spot and you have a 10k acre fire. This year is worse. I don't see much in the way of moisture hitting until the Monsoon at best. Chances are it's going to not be a very moisture laden one.
The good news? Every single dry summer I have seen out here has led to an above average winter that follows. Wet summers = dry winters and dry summers = snowy winters. We got some nasty shit to get through, but hold on to your hats, it's going to be fun in a few more months.
Last edited by killclimbz; 06-26-2012 at 08:30 AM.