Ahead of time, it often seems that the Black Diamond Avalanche Forecast Party is always held too early in the season, but inevitably, within a day or so of the party and seeing all of the skiers get back together after a hot summer, the weather begins to change and people start having skiing on their mind. Living in Park City (outside of the cute part by about 10 miles), the temps are coming down and the Aspen’s are in full flame — winter is just around the corner!
- The leaves are starting to go off at 7,100′ in Park City!
A Fall Rite-of-Passage is to go harvest firewood, which is really just an excuse to play with chainsaws. This year we ended up having a great harvest, especially considering it only took us a couple of hours to collect.
- Got wood? Ski partner Brad “B-Rad” Barlage shows off his van stuffed with wood.
After getting all of this wood home, it turned out there was a Yellow Jacket nest embedded somewhere in it and Brad took a dozen stings for the team.
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