*Note any help with proper gully identification ie. Gully 1 Gully 2 ect is welcome I've been going up there for years now, and have skiied every gully, but am not sure of the numbering because I've heard diffrent things from different people.
Yesterday was by far the warmest day I've skiied on Mt. Washington yet. Winds were very calm, and temps at PNVC were in the 70's. I was supposed to meet up with Powdah and company from TFT, but poor communication and a zoo at PNVC foiled that. However, Jean who had posted the day before was easy to find. I waited for a bit for him to get ready and we slow-shoed up the GoS ski trail trying are hardest not to sink in to the very soft snow.
We crossed this slide path that had some pretty impressive damage
looking up the slide path
At the bottom of the Gully with the cache at the bottom Jean and I flashed the gang sign for the camera and then parted ways.
he hiked up this gully.
I continued to main gully
While booting up the ladder I ran into (Jming?) from TFT skiing down the gully, he was calling it a day, to go rest up for the inferno. we chit chatted for a bit and I continued on to to the top where I met and hung out for a bit with Footlong and friend. They were Great company.
Boot laddder looking down:
Footlong and friend:
I took an obligatory wildcat shot and looked to see if I could find Jean anywhere and then dropped into a completly lonely main gully, and then again, except this time there was a large crowd in the gully, 2 other people booting up :
Looking up from 1/2 way down
Buy this point despite spf 35 and polarized goggles I had quite a bit of solar fatigue so I took my run back down on the GoS ski trail. It sure beat hiking out like was necessary last year.
I may have been the last one to actually be able to ride over the snow bridge on the final stream crossing I kept as much speed as I could and as I rode over it a large piece calved off. I almost ended up in the drink.
It was a great day at a place that sucks!