The cold rain in the valley the last few days was a good indicator that some fresh snow was falling in the mountains.

It's hard to believe that this view of the Bitterroot Mountains southwest of Hamilton Sunday morning, October 16, was the site of the Roaring Lion Fire this summer.

Hunters are hoping for more "tracking" snow as the general hunting season opens this weekend. Snow also covers up those dry leaves that crackle loudly as you try to sneak around in the woods.

Plus, it's pretty.