Mountain Mayhem: Sweet September |

Mountain Mayhem: Sweet September

May Selby
The Aspen Times
Aspen, CO Colorado
May SelbyLove is in the air for Amy Harris and Wheaton Augur at their engagement party in Old Snowmass.

The most radiant season of the year is upon us as orange, ochre and marigold-hued leaves decorate the trees and the trails around Aspen. With the scenic colors of September setting the tone, love is in the air as engagements, weddings, and subsequently, anniversaries, fill the days of the romantic month.

Take advantage of fall’s har­vest for the next few weeks at the Aspen Saturday Market, which continues through Oct. 18. The open-air market in the downtown core features a range of food vendors includ­ing Jack Rabbit Hill Winery, Sinful Sugar and Mountain Life Baking Company, as well as artists selling their wares from hand-knit bags to ceram­ic treasures. Fall hours change a bit from the summertime, as some booths start at 8 a.m. while others open at 9 a.m. All close for the day at 3 p.m.

In anticipation of the coming season, ski pass offers fill our e-mail inboxes; the NEPSA Awards and annual War­ren Miller ski flick are advertised through poster, print and word-of-mouth campaigns; and outdoor stores restock their racks with winter equipment and apparel. On Sept. 12, über athlete Chris Davenport of Snowmass and elite mountaineer Ed Viesturs of Seattle got the audience psyched in Steamboat with tandem slideshows from their high-country exploits. Expedition companion Neal Beidleman was featured in both slideshows, as well as in the audience that night.

As an early offseason soiree, Blue Tent Marketing of Basalt held a Meet n’ Geek reception at The Roaring Fork Mountain Club in Snowmass on Thurs., Sept. 18. Inviting clients and colleagues, the Blue Tent crew gath­ered as many geeks as they could muster for compli­mentary cocktails and appetizers. Blue Tent techies shared news of recent developments in Internet market­ing and introduced themselves to clients they might only have known over the phone or via e-mail. As guests arrived and departed, they were encouraged to enter their name in a drawing for an iPod Touch, which was given to one lucky geek at the end of the reception.

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