Halloween Costume

By:  Greg
October 31, 2011

There’s nothing better than a killer Halloween costume. I think we all can agree that any party is made better when the perfect costume enters the room. What’s more is that it’s oh-so-hard to come up with the right costume, but nevertheless, you know it when you see it. Some folks have the ability to concoct great costumes, but some just don’t. As it turns out, October knew exactly the right guise: mid-winter.
October knew exactly the right guise

The ruse started last Wednesday night/Thursday morning when October decided it wanted to start the party a few days before Halloween, and put on a pesky band of white precipitation (as prognosticated) over the usually-brown-this-time-of-year Coolidge Range. Spotting a great costume immediately, we made midnight tracks to catch it while it was fresh.
The ruse begins

After our headlamps had streaked through the night and marked the start of our 2011-2012 season here on the East Coast, the sun rose, and we got a chance to take a look at the costume October had donned.
the costume October had donned

While surely a sight for brown eyes, and more than enough to start the party, October decided that one coat of face-paint was not enough for the costume it had in mind. Too many brambles still showed through the façade as indication of October’s true identity….
too many twigs

…too many twigs still threatened to trick unsuspecting splitboarders out looking for a treat.
unsuspecting splitboarders

unsuspecting splitboarders

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  1. bushman
    wrote on October 31st, 2011 at 9:39 pm  

    no shame in getting twigged-up into a face-plant in this stuff. It’s pre-season twig-riding, great to do it, pay the price for forgetting physics for a split second. Just some cold stuff down the back, instead of stitches in the head–speaking from experience. Great clips.

  2. rangerjake
    wrote on October 31st, 2011 at 10:57 pm  

    What…shit dude, party’s over? Man, my head is bumpin. What happened last night? Ew, what is this crap all over my face?

    No, that girl in the white? She looked so good. Seriously? Stubble? Dude, please don’t tell anyone. You took pictures? C’mon man. I know, this has happened before. I was just desperate, it has been so long since she left me in May. I just wanted it so bad. I told her I would do anything for her. Even wake up a 4am! Man I am a sucker.

    Would I do it again? Hell yeah.

  3. Brian
    wrote on November 1st, 2011 at 9:21 am  

    Great pix!!! What a great way to kick off the season. The previous weekend I was hiking and scoping out some winter lines down here in PA. Never thought I would be riding 15 inches of cold smoke the following weekend under blue bird skies. Gonna try and squeeze one more day of silly skiing on lunch break today before the 50 degree temps finish it off. Lets hope there’s more to come! Can’t wait to get back up VT soon.

  4. Joann
    wrote on November 1st, 2011 at 3:08 pm  

    Very nice.
    Although I am little peeved the Adks were not on the Halloween party list.
    Great pics.

  5. Skimohr
    wrote on November 3rd, 2011 at 10:43 pm  

    Great shots. It looks like Hike-o came through for you guys. We’re hoping for a dusting tonight to freshen things up. It’s getting a bit thin out there. Maybe we’ll see you at Barn Bash Friday eve…? Thanks for sharing. – Brian

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