Early, late -- who cares? The road will be clear! Woo hoo!!
(Unless, of course, more snow comes down on it, and they close it again for a day or two. Cuz it's done that the last few years, too. Harumph.)
I'll have questions about avy danger on specific approaches as my plans solidify (a bunch of WA/Rainy area peaks are on my wish/plan/goal list this year), but right now I'm just psyched for the road to be open. w00t!!
At the risk of forking the topic, when there's still that much snow up there, have folks had any 'schrund issues at the bases of SEWS and Liberty Bell, coming up from Blue Lake? Thinking of LB Beckey Route and SEWS SW Buttress, depending on conditions.