The snow is holding on pretty well in the Great Gulf, better than expected. I dropped down Spacewalk, which was still very filled in with perfect corn and minimal sluff. The Airplane Gully runout still goes to floor of the ravine. I booted up Rog’s . . .
On May 2, 2019, at approximately 1322 hours, my hiking partner and I experienced a massive rock slide while hiking with our skis along the Tuckerman Ravine Trail. The rock slide lasted for—we estimate—at least thirty seconds. It was long enough for . . .
On April 11, the Hermit Lake Snow Plot had 200cm of snow on the ground. On May 1 the total has melted to 138cm. The difference is striking in Tuckerman Ravine.
See larger before & after photos.
We’ve lost significant amounts of snow with the warm weather this week. Glide cracks, waterfall holes and undermined snow now exist. Large chunk (refrigerator size) of ice on floor of ravine from Center Bowl ice cliffs. Active waterfall in lip area.
Heard a scraping sound thought it was a skier, but it was this huge ice boulder rolling down the bowl. A lot of other smaller debris observed at base of bowl
Second skier to drop set off small (D1 or 1.5) loose wet avalanche on first turns into the gulley. The skier escaped to skiers left without much trouble as the slide picked up speed and continued down the slope for about 100 m before petering out . . .
Didn’t know if important but seemed to be in the area of underground water flow.
Almost an inch of rain on the summit since the the precipitation began Friday evening. It’s been a good run for the Little Headwall this season, but it’s now open with lots of water moving though at 11:00 today.
Wet snowpack from rain Monday is firmly refrozen above 3800′. The ~ 1.6″ of new snow recorded on the summit yesterday has been reduced to thin islands of drifts low in both ravines, and are well bonded to the frozen surface. Poor visibility allowed . . .
Massive chunk of ice peeled off on Saturday in the middle of the Ravine off the rocks during the ski day, started a lot of small sluff. We watched this happen live from Right Gully.