The real thing that spurred my winter "bug" was that I bought a new snowboarding pack. I am setting up a split-board and am planning on riding a lot of backcountry this year. Next on the list is a new avalanche shovel, probes, and an avalanche transceiver. We are also planning a trekking trip into the sawtooth mountains. It is wilderness protected land and that equals no snowmobiles which then interprets into untouched powder and miles of lines. Hopefully the trip pulls together.
Tomorrow is the first official day of fall and I welcome it.