So I was in Girdwood all weekend and thought I'd take a drive to Whittier to check out the ramp (there's another thread on launching in winter) and to just get out. It was rainy/snowy and blowing in Gridwood, and much worse as I got near and into Whittier. No surprise there. Whitecaps on the water. Took some pictures of the launch ramp (that black dot on the dock is a seal hauled out) and along the stores (another post..max 2 pics per post allowed). Personally, I wouldn't launch on that ramp now, chains or no chains. Still lots of snow and slush. Through the tunnel to Whittier at 1:30 and then back out at 2:00, but that was enough time there. Won't be long until summer, though!