Always a good reminder. Fresh beacons in those batteries gang. Bring full avalanche gear on these early season excursions. 6" of snow can turn into a deadly slide. Early season is notorious for being sketchy at times. Play smart.
Reminds me of this chick I saw at Loveland today. She was wearing a HEAVY winter jacket, pants, gloves, and also had a 30(ish) litter backcountry pack.
I just kept thinking "why?" . . . "It's 40 degrees out and there is only 1 run open" Can't imagine what she wears during the normal season