As the daylight dwindles a little earlier every evening, the nights have become cooler. A few weeks ago the air was hot and sticky, yet now you find yourself reaching for that extra blanket as you lie in bed awaiting pleasant snow-filled dreams. Autumn leaves are showing their colors brightly now, and have passed their peak in the higher elevations. Those leaves in the upper reaches of the mountains are not the only sign of the changing seasons; many of the flowers that were in full bloom just weeks ago have withered and died. They are ready for the months that lie ahead.
The change of season is a burden for some people of the Northeast. Many folks dread having to rake the leaves from their lawns, stack firewood, put away the summer toys, and start wearing more layers. Others revel in light of the colder weather, eagerly anticipating the sight of morning dew transforming into morning frost.
All the familiar sounds of cold weather are in the air. Children are yelling as they wait for their buses to school, and your under-dressed neighbors are swearing and muttering under their breath, shivering while scraping the ice from the windshield of their cars. Some of us wait quietly until finally that frost on the lawn has been hidden by a thick blanket of snow.
Those of us here at GMR Films are eagerly anticipating those white blankets being pulled up over the mountains here in the East. Even though the first true snowfall will be many weeks from now, there have been a few of those beloved frozen crystals teasing us as we look up toward the mountain tops. Team rider Alex Miller took a recent hike with his board to see some of the first snowy covered grounds of the season. He even got a few quick jibs in once at the summit! (Photo below) We have begun planning for our next feature film. Many new and unique ideas have been discussed, and will hopefully to be implemented in our next movie. A few of those things are specific and unique to the East coast back country scene, and a few ideas may have yet to ever be filmed!
Currently we are in the final stages of our second East coast back country film, Reveling In Secrets. Even with the lack of snow and abundance of rain and ice last season had, our riders kept the hopes up high and the goals in sight. Coming out of one of the least snowy winters on record here in the Northeast, the GMR crew definitely delivered some great shots! We expect to be finishing up by late October, and will announce details of the premiere/release party as they become available. For those of you who have seen Rip The Greens, you can expect an even more action-packed, powder oriented film!