When I saw it as a thumbnail I thought it was a gravestone! I am glad it isn´t. It looks as if you had coolautumn weather for hiking..
Very nice photo!
I won't turn you in! No mice I hope. :)
So if it is only for the exception, I am guessing that you have lots of regulations in place. We are fortunate in Washington State to have just minimal regulations, with a few exceptions.
It looks like the Russian taiga in winter