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A double rainbow is seen on the Taku River on Oct. 5. “The river was running high and muddy after days and days of heavy rainfall,” writes Errol Champion. “On that Monday afternoon there were sun breaks coupled with strong gusty winds that presented this view from my cabin which about three miles below the border with Canada.” (Courtesy Photo / Errol Champion)
Three trumpeter Swans in peterson Creek pond by Amalga Harbor on Oct. 10. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto) This photo shows Mount McGinnis in all its fall glory on Oct. 16. (Courtesy Photo / David Athearn)
Fresh brown bear tracks were evident in this photo taken along a northern Admiralty Island stream which supports a salmon run during a recent stretch of sunny weather in early September. The bears were apparently searching for salmon entering the stream near the end of the summer salmon run.(Courtesy Photo / Jerry Reinwand)
Destiny Locke, a member of the Forest Service’s trail crew, makes improvements to East Glacier Trail on Thursday, Sept. 24. “I hike East GT weekly and am so grateful for the new steps cut into rock that make climbing easier for short legs,” writes Laurie Craig. (Courtesy Photo / Laurie Craig)