We had been planning to go up there this past weekend. Had all of the cold weather gear packed, water loaded in the truck, pretty much everything ready to go on Thursday night. On Friday morning, my partner thought to take a look at the forest service website to make sure the road was open and passable. Much to our surprise, a fire map came up, with this ridge pretty much in the center. Dry lightning had started about 20 fires on August 11, 4 of which came together to become the McLeod Complex fire. Fortunately, it is now 91% contained, after burning about 24,000 acres. It will likely be many years before our ridge is campable again though. Some photos from a trip we took in 2016: On the positive side for us, we were able to scope out some pretty good sites this past weekend, and we were able to stay at a small campground I've wanted to stay at for years. We'll definitely miss Sweetgrass Ridge though.