As we've seen in these Early Season Snow Observations the 2017/18 winter has struggled to kick in here in the San Juans. Temps have remained above normal and precipitation events have been a bust so far. This story has repeated itself across the American West with a few notable exceptions like Tahoe and Jackson Hole. If your in one of those locations, you're psyched.
For the rest of us, there's always the hope of another storm on the horizon.
In summary, I've climbed for winter and found it here in the Juans. But it'll be nice when mother nature finally throws the switch and we start piling up the white stuff more consistently across the range.