Check out the picks, looks pretty nice. Fairly moderate behavior, and the mixed conifer is being treated with a decent fire that should be beneficial unless duff accumulations are super thick. I wish the Gila had put up some pics of the Miller Fire. I'd like to know how that looked before I can hike back in there. It takes about 2 days to reach McKenna, so pics would be nice even if I was going this summer.
I read a paper once on the economics and feasibility of using fire to thin overly dense ponderosa pine forest (at the Grand Canyon, too, I think). Those pics are pretty much doing exactly that. Aside from the expense of the incident, the fire is treating aces and thinning out some of the trees. The torching looks to be in some of the older trees, but so what, trees die all the time, and sometimes burn. As long as the system is maintained. They all looked to be from the backing area, though. No telling what the head is doing.
It is because the Mount Elden Trail is just such a great trail, and the summit is pretty nice, too.