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Wed., Oct. 16, 2013, 7:28 a.m.

October bright month for backpackers

Golden larch mix with other fall colors above Little Ibex Lake in the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness. ( Ken Vanden Heuvel)
Golden larch mix with other fall colors above Little Ibex Lake in the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness. ( Ken Vanden Heuvel)

HIKING -- I'm not the only one who's noticed that October often is a premium month for backpacking.

The weather is clear and crisp and the autumn colors are brilliant.

Check out this photo by Ken Vanden Heuvel from his recent trek into Little Ibex Lake in the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness of Western Montana. There's no official trail to the little lake, which is snug in a notch of broken granite.  

So many places to find your autumn niche.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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