How was the Bark Beetle damage..,? When I was through there a few years ago it was ugly.., Love RMNP..,
Bark beetle infestations happen about every 35-40 years. All the dead trees they leave behind are just fuel for fire season. Fortunately, fire season has been pretty tame this year. Nothing like around 2010-2012 with the High Park Fire, and the Waldo Canyon Fire. I think those rank as the two most destructive fires in Colorado history.