Swan Rangers Hike Hall Lake!


Twas a taste of Fall in the breeze off Hall Lake! (Keith Hammer photos)

Eight Swan Rangers hiked to Hall Lake on a pleasant Saturday, August 23, that was forecast to be very rainy!

While overcast, it was the perfect temperature for hiking and bug-free!

Click here for a map of the Hall Lake Trail.

The Rangers pause after crossing Groom Creek on the hike up.

Crossing a scree slope with the shoulder of Sixmile Mountain across Hall Creek and in the distance.

These Swan Rangers are NOT eating huckleberries; they've simply lost the trail for a moment. If there were huckleberries along the trail, which there are NOT, they'd gladly share that information with you!

A beautiful cliff band shortly before reaching Hall Lake.

The bridge over Groom Creek is broken and no longer lines up with its hand line, which nonetheless comes in handy for a sketchy dry boot crossing!

The Swan Rangers meet every Saturday at the Echo Lake Cafe for breakfast at 7:30, leaving at 8:30 for a partial day outing in the northern Swan Mountains and foothills.

They carpool from the Swan River School parking lot next to the Cafe.

When hiking in bear country, remember to carry bear spray and avoid the 3-D's: dawn, dusk, and darkness.

Everyone is welcome!

This article published on August 23, 2014 • [Permalink]