Blow-down Trees Removed from Switchback Trail

Three Swan Rangers in Service used chainsaws and muscle to remove blow-down trees from the Switchback Trail and make repairs to the trail tread!

This article published on September 13, 2021 • [Permalink]


Swan Rangers in Time Warp!


Autumn hillside by Debra Schweitzer

Swan Rangers contemplated time and other oddities during their outings in the week ending Saturday, September 11, 2021!

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It seemed like just the onset of autumn as Debra Schweitzer hiked to Iceberg Lake (see lead photo)  . . .


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This article published on September 11, 2021 • [Permalink]


Swan Rangers See Wildlife After Wild Weather!


Rain storm crossing the Flathead Valley by Pat Jaquith.

Swan Rangers saw lots of wildlife during their outings in the week ending Saturday, September 4, 2021!

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Pat Jaquith captured the wild weather of late last week in our lead photo  . . .


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This article published on September 04, 2021 • [Permalink]


More Peters Ridge Trail Maintenance!

Swan Rangers in Service this year again removed the tall grass from the Peters Ridge Trailhead and re-dug the trail's water bars. Then they cut back brush from the trail all along the south slope of Peters Ridge.

This article published on August 30, 2021 • [Permalink]


Swan Rangers Enjoy Oreo Weather!


Mud, Echo and Flathead Lakes as rain clouds lift. (Keith Hammer photo)

Swan Rangers enjoyed rain on both ends of the week ending Saturday, August 28, with sun and vistas in between!

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Keith Hammer captured the lifting of rain clouds in our lead photo, yet  . . .


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This article published on August 28, 2021 • [Permalink]


Swan Rangers on Birds, Bees and Furry Critters!


European woolcarder bee by Skip Via.

Swan Rangers focused mostly on the small stuff during the week ending Saturday, August 21, though wetter weather is now helping clear the heat and smoke from the air!

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Ranger photos captured everything from bees, as in Skip Via's lead photo, to . . .


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This article published on August 21, 2021 • [Permalink]


Swan Rangers to Hail and Back!


Smokey view of Flathead Lake from Peters Ridge by Keith Hammer.

Swan Rangers encountered heat, hail and smoke during their outings in the week ending August 14, 2021!

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While smokey skies obscure mountain top views, as shown in Keith Hammer's lead photo . . .


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This article published on August 14, 2021 • [Permalink]


Swan Rangers Go Buggy with Smoke!


Smokey Swan Sunrise by Keith Hammer!

Swan Rangers were driven to take photos of bugs, bees and flowers as wildfire smoke continued to obscure the landscape in the week ending Saturday, August 7, 2021!

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While smokey skies make for red sunrises, as shown in Keith Hammer's lead photo . . .


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This article published on August 07, 2021 • [Permalink]


Swan Rangers Find Good Medicine!


The trail to Scenic Point from East Glacier by Keith Hammer.

Swan Rangers found the outdoors to be good medicine during their outings in the week ending Saturday, July 31, 2021!

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While Keith Hammer got a view of Scenic Point from the east (dead ahead in our lead photo) . . .


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This article published on July 31, 2021 • [Permalink]


Swan Rangers See Beauty All Around!


Swainson's thrush mother and young by Pam Willison!

Swan Rangers continue to see beauty all around during the week ending Saturday July 24, in spite of smokey skies!

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While it is quite a treat just to see a secretive Swainson's thrush, Pam got a photograph of a mother and baby on her orchard fence, above!


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This article published on July 24, 2021 • [Permalink]


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