Stebbins Gulch winter scene


Spectacular winter scene in the upper reaches of Stebbins Gulch


Perhaps no season in the Gulch is more photogenic than deep winter. A favorite subject of photographers are the giant icicles weighing several tons, hanging down from the cliff edge. In spring the snow and ice persist much longer in the cool confines of the Gulch than they do on surrounding uplands. The Gulch has its own microclimate, averaging 10 degrees cooler in summer – and warmer in winter – than the surrounding areas above the ravine.     

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