Swan Rangers On and Off the Farm!


Swan Mountain sunrise! (Chris Gotschalk photo)

Swan Rangers found interesting things to photograph both on and off "the farm" in the week ending Saturday, December 19, 2020!

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While the Swan Ranger Saturday group outings remain suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic, we will get a report out each week with items of interest to folks trying to get outside for some "social distancing" and spirit-calming fresh air.

Captain Chris Gotschalk took the photo above from his house near the Swan River, writing "Red in the morning, sailor's warning!"


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This article published on December 19, 2020 • [Permalink]


Swan Rangers Wonder at Things Great and Small!

Stormy Swan Range and sun at Echo Lake! (Pam Willison photo)

Swan Rangers found wonder in things great and small on their outings during the week ending Saturday, December 12, 2020!

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While the Swan Ranger Saturday group outings remain suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic, we will get a report out each week with items of interest to folks trying to get outside for some "social distancing" and spirit-calming fresh air.

Pam Willison wandered around looking for birds at Echo Lake, where she took the photo above, then . . .


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This article published on December 12, 2020 • [Permalink]


Swan Rangers Span the Globe!


North Shore Flathead Lake and Swan Range (Keith Hammer photo)

Swan Rangers sent in photos of their outings from around the world in the week ending Saturday, December 5, 2020!

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While the Swan Ranger Saturday group outings remain suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic, we will get a report out each week with items of interest to folks trying to get outside for some "social distancing" and spirit-calming fresh air.

Keith and Pam hiked the North Shore of Flathead Lake again, but this time near Somers, again looking east to the Swan Range (above) and . . .


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This article published on December 05, 2020 • [Permalink]


Swan Rangers from Beach to Forest!


North Shore of Flathead Lake and Swan Range. (Keith Hammer photos unless otherwise noted)

The Swan Rangers took outings on the beach and in forests as far flung as Seattle during the week ending November 28, 2020!

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While the Swan Ranger Saturday group outings remain suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic, we will get a report out each week with items of interest to folks trying to get outside for some "social distancing" and spirit-calming fresh air.

Keith and Pam hiked the North Shore of Flathead Lake on a sunny, windy day, looking east to the Swan Range (above) and . . .


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This article published on November 28, 2020 • [Permalink]


Swan Rangers Shed Skis and Hike!


The big meadow near lower Gildart Creek! (Keith Hammer photo)

Swan Rangers shed their skis and returned to hiking in the warm week ending Saturday, November 21, 2020!

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While the Swan Ranger Saturday group outings remain suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic, we will get a report out each week with items of interest to folks trying to get outside for some "social distancing" and spirit-calming fresh air.


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This article published on November 21, 2020 • [Permalink]


Swan Rangers Find Fire and Water!


Middle Fork Flathead River (Debra Schweitzer photo)

Swan Rangers hiked and skied, coming across fire, water and snow in the week ending Saturday, November 14, 2020!

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While the Swan Ranger Saturday group outings remain suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic, we will get a report out each week with items of interest to folks trying to get outside for some "social distancing" and spirit-calming fresh air.


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This article published on November 14, 2020 • [Permalink]


Swan Rangers Hike Along Rivers and Lakes!


Mountains near West Glacier. (Debra Schweitzer photo)

Swan Rangers hiked along rivers and lakes during the week ending Saturday, November 7, 2020!

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While the Swan Ranger Saturday group outings remain suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic, we will get a report out each week with items of interest to folks trying to get outside for some "social distancing" and spirit-calming fresh air.


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This article published on November 07, 2020 • [Permalink]


Swan Rangers Grin and Bear It!


Bond Falls (Keith Hammer photo)

Swan Rangers saw lots of bear tracks on their hikes during the week ending Saturday, October 31, 2020!

It is big game hunting season, so keep your bear spray handy and be extra careful not to stumble upon game or gut piles left behind by hunters. There may be a very defensive bear feeding on it! Ravens ganging up in one area can be a sign there is dead meat nearby - and they may not be the only ones at the party!

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While the Swan Ranger Saturday group outings remain suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic, we will get a report out each week with items of interest to folks trying to get outside for some "social distancing" and spirit-calming fresh air.


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This article published on October 31, 2020 • [Permalink]


Swan Rangers Chill Out!


A great photo of Avalanche Lake by Debra Schweitzer!

Swan Rangers encountered snow and arctic air late in the week ending Saturday, October 24, 2020!

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While the Swan Ranger Saturday group outings remain suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic, we will get a report out each week with items of interest to folks trying to get outside for some "social distancing" and spirit-calming fresh air.


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This article published on October 24, 2020 • [Permalink]


Swan Rangers Fall into Winter!


View of Flathead Lake from the Phillips Trail. (Keith Hammer photo)

Swan Rangers hiked conditions quickly turning from Fall into Winter in the week ending October 17, 2020!

Big game rifle season starts Saturday, October 24, so it's time to wear those bright colors while hiking!

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While the Swan Ranger Saturday group outings remain suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic, we will get a report out each week with items of interest to folks trying to get outside for some "social distancing" and spirit-calming fresh air.


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This article published on October 17, 2020 • [Permalink]


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