After several postponements due to adverse avalanche conditions, on Saturday, March 17, a group of seven Summit Sensations members headed out on an unbelievably warm and calm “winter” day to climb Central Gully in Huntington Ravine. This was the warmest, sunniest, and calmest day on the mountain that I have ever experienced, and that includes trips during the summer.
It could hardly be called a winter climb, but it was too nice of a day to care and everyone enjoyed a fun time being outside and climbing some steep terrain. As you can see from the photos, there was a fraction of the usual snowpack and the gully itself held little ice and just a little remaining late-season wet snowpack. –Ken Cragin