Saturday, April 30, 2011

May Day

Nice weather on the weekends in April, and forecasted for the beginning of May too, has brought lots of climbers and skiers out to the mountain. There have been teams ascending Gib Ledges, Fuhrer's Finger, and the Ingraham Direct within the last two weeks. The upper mountain looks filled-in this season - lots of snow accumulation up high. Make sure you and your party can assess avalanche danger. Both the weather and avalanche danger can change rapidly (within hours) this time of year. Check the weather and avalanche resources link here.

Beginning this Sunday, May 1st, the Longmire Gate will be left open, and the road to Paradise will be open to the public 24 hours/day. If snow or other weather conditions require it, the gate may be closed down again temporarily for safety reasons.