Swan Rangers Watch Spring Hit "Pause!"


Sundog by Keith Hammer

Swan Rangers continued to enjoy Spring weather, birds and wildflowers - right up to the bitter end of the week!

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Keith Hammer's lead photo of a sundog indicates ice crystals in the air and portends a change in the weather, usually for the worse!


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This article published on April 09, 2022 • [Permalink]


Swan Rangers Watch Spring Emerge!


Swan Range from Polson Bay by Dani Mayberry!

Swan Rangers continued to watch Spring emerge during their outings this past week!

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Dani Mayberry shows us in our lead photo that the Swan Range remains snow-capped while Flathead Lake has emerged from its shoreline rim of Winter ice.


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This article published on April 02, 2022 • [Permalink]


Swan Rangers See Rivers, Birds, First Wildflower!


Middle Fork Flathead River by Debra Schweitzer.

Swan Rangers saw rivers, birds and their first wildflower of the season during their outings the first week of Spring!

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Debra Schweitzer provided our lead photo of the Middle Fork Flathead River, while . . .


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This article published on March 26, 2022 • [Permalink]


Swan Rangers Witness Changing of the Seasons!


View of Flathead Lake and the Swan Range from Stoner Creek by Joel Vignere!

Swan Rangers enjoyed the migration of birds and other delights in the week leading up to Spring Equinox!

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The ice is melting, the lake is rising, and birds are arriving, as shown in Joel Vignere's lead photo.


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This article published on March 19, 2022 • [Permalink]


Swan Rangers Prepare to Spring Forward!


Elk in the valley bottom by Keith Hammer.

Swan Rangers took advantage of increasing daylight during their outings in the past week!

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Elk are taking advantage of hidden valley green-up, as shown in Keith Hammer's lead photo.


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This article published on March 12, 2022 • [Permalink]


Swan Rangers Find Weather for the Birds!


Swan Range by Keith Hammer

Swan Rangers' outings this past week found lots of birds and weather that included several days of heavy rains!

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Keith Hammer's lead photos show that . . . 


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This article published on March 05, 2022 • [Permalink]


Swan Rangers Grouse About the Weather!


Good looking snow by Chris Gotschalk!

Swan Rangers in NW Montana had to search for fresh snow with last week's arctic air, but did get in some good hiking and skiing!

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Chris Gotschalk found some nice snow up high and shares it with us in our lead photo, while . . .


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This article published on February 26, 2022 • [Permalink]


Swan Rangers in Spin Cycle!


Swan Range by Skip Via.

Swan Rangers enjoyed Spring-like conditions during their outings this past week, in anticipation of more sub-zero temperatures next week!

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Skip Via shows us the Swan Range from the north shore of Flathead Lake in our lead photo,  then . . .


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This article published on February 19, 2022 • [Permalink]


Swan Rangers Get Mushy for Valentines!


Sunshine and mushy snow by Keith Hammer

Swan Rangers watched powder snow turn to mush and temperatures rise from single digits to 50F during their outings this past week in NW Montana!

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Keith Hammer found snow turnning to mush in our lead photo and . . .


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This article published on February 12, 2022 • [Permalink]


Swan Rangers Find Soft Snow!


Fresh snow by Keith Hammer!

Swan Rangers in NW Montana found the soft snow they'd been looking for during their outings this past week, thanks to an arctic cold front mixed with a little damp Pacific air!

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Keith Hammer found 6-8" of fresh powder snow in the Swan Range (lead photo) and . . .


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This article published on February 05, 2022 • [Permalink]


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