" Good judgement comes from experience, experience comes from bad judgement". At one point or another I have made many of the same mistakes, most of the time just got lucky. Whiteout, nightout, avalanche and various combinations thereof.
It's fun and easy to criticize these incidents, especially when you live in the valley and can just go another day. For these dreaded "people from away" it isn't always as easy an option. Pretty much nobody buys softshells, hardshells,layering systems, cotton tee shirts, plastic boots, beacons and wands, maps, compasses etc with bluebird days in mind. They may only get a few days of winter to use the stuff. Not saying they didn't make a bad call, I guess some of you never have.
What are YOUR stories and memories made up of? The days you greased up Glass Menagerie, or struggled up -20 gully? I know my answer.
Before any fee system goes in place I'd like to see the paperwork on how they come up with the "costs".
Edit to add: While I typed, sneoh added his comment. Ever seen that video where Kevin Mahoney talks about what a great training area this is for the greater ranges, you go out in bad conditions, -30 etc...? You would really want rangers to be able to close the mountain? Really?
P.S. I take a strip shirt just about any time I head up to the ravines, Gully #1 or any time I think I'll get soaked on the approach. Mine is Ibex wool, I've never come close to getting cold changing topless to a dry layer even below zero.