I was doing some clean up at my wood lot today. I picked up about a bit under a cord of wood from two stacked but uncovered woodpiles. They both face south and in the sun and both were cut last winter. Both piles were definitely a lot wetter and slimier than past years. It has been a wet spring and summer season in my area and so far fall is looking like it will be the same. No comparison with my wood under cover. It is probably going to be for the winter of 2025/2026 so plenty of time to let it dry but anyone who thinks leaving piles stacked but not top covered definitely misses out of lot of drying.