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Reader photo: New year, new sun

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 12:34 p.m.

The sun rises on the first day of 2018. Ken Vanden Heuvel took this photo from the Jungle Hill trail in the Kettle River Range. (Ken Vanden Heuvel / Courtesy)
The sun rises on the first day of 2018. Ken Vanden Heuvel took this photo from the Jungle Hill trail in the Kettle River Range. (Ken Vanden Heuvel / Courtesy)

On New Year’s eve Ken Vanden Heuvel broke trail on the Jungle Hill trail in the Kettle River Range. After solo hiking about 4 miles he camped at 6,700 feet. And although he went to bed early, he still got to see fireworks.

“I was asleep probably around 6 p.m.,” he said. “But I woke up around midnight. I could see fireworks way off in the distance.”

In the morning he was treated to the 2018’s first glorious sunrise.

“It was really nice up there,” he said. “You could see forever. It was incredible views.”

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