At this point the rain is old news to most people. Torrential downpours have led to floods and now the humid weather has everyone slipping on moist holds and in general the Spring season is almost over. Unless you venture to higher mountain terrain, the lower valley areas are becoming hot and miserable.
Last week Alden Pellett (vermontphotographer.com) posted some images to NEice’s photo section of a recent landslide he says is going to be, “Big enough to be a good ski run next winter.” No doubt indeed the landslide caused some serious damage to the Elephant’s Head Gully and Buttress approach. While the rain has stopped, at least for a couple days, the humidity has been so high the rock and boulders have not been able to dry completely — leaving some climbers in limbo.[photospace]