Montana Hawksford takes a break on during a hike to Green Mountain Lookout on Oct. 15. A month later, Herald Writer Evan Thompson found much colder, snowier conditions on the hike. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Montana Hawksford takes a break on during a hike to Green Mountain Lookout on Oct. 15. A month later, Herald Writer Evan Thompson found much colder, snowier conditions on the hike. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

On late-fall hikes, there’s no shame in turning back

Wear the right boots, pack the 10 essentials, and remember that nature will beat you every time.

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