Swan Rangers Hike Peterson-Patterson!


Mostly bare ground with scattered patches of snow - down low! (Keith Hammer photos)

Fourteen Swan Rangers hiked a loop on old roads in the Peterson and Patterson Creek areas on Saturday, March 5, 2014!

Spring was in the air, robins and varied thrush were in the trees, and there were bear tracks in the snow!


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Swan Rangers Hike Swan River Trail!


The clouds lifted during the 4-mile round trip! (Keith Hammer photos)

Thirteen Swan Rangers hiked the Swan River Nature Trail just upstream from Bigfork on a rainy Saturday, February 27, 2016!

A great place to see ducks and geese, but they didn't come close for photo-ops!


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Swan Rangers Snowshoe and Bushwhack!


Swan Rangers view Flathead Lake during a squall! (Keith Hammer photos)

Fourteen Swan Rangers snowshoed and bushwhacked a loop in lower Krause Basin on Saturday, February 20, 2016!

The rain crust was noisy but the damp, bare earth was quiet!


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Swan Rangers Get Stumped Near Mud Lake!


Stumps outnumber trees on the State Lands north of Mud Lake! (Keith Hammer photos)

Nine Swan Rangers skied betwixt Mud Lake and Jewel Basin Road on Saturday, February 13, 2016!

Though rain was forecast, the morning was pleasant and the snow soft!


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Swan Rangers Hold Krause Basin Caucus!


There was a lot of contrast in the Krause Basin Caucus! (Fawn Simensen photo)

Fifteen Swan Rangers skied into the North Fork of Krause Basin on a partly sunny Saturday, February 6, 2016!

The snow was quite good, in spite of warm weather, but the heavy snow has brought quite a few trees down across the trails!


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Swan Rangers on a Mission!


Headed west on the Porcupine Road! (Keith Hammer photos)

Twenty-one Swan Rangers skied to Mission Lookout on a partly sunny Saturday, January 30, 2016!

A couple inches of fresh snow made the quicker parts of the downhill "manageable!"

Click here for directions to Mission Lookout.


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Swan Rangers Hike Strawberry Lake Road!


Twin Notch seen through fir, larch and birch! (Keith Hammer photos)

Thirteen Swan Rangers hiked the Strawberry Lake Road on Saturday, January 23, as an alternative to skiing on rain-freeze boiler plate!

Rain followed by a clear night made for a pretty crunchy morning, but the companionship and surroundings were none the worse for it!

Click here for a map of the Strawberry Lake Road.


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Swan Rangers Ski Peters Ridge Road!


Trees hang full of snow along Peters Ridge Road! (Keith Hammer photos)

Fourteen Swan Rangers skied the Peters Ridge Road on a sun-through-cloud Saturday, January 16, 2016!

Though a bit humid and sticky on the way up, it was a nice glide coming down if you had glide wax!

Click here for a map of the Peters Ridge Road #5388.


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Swan Rangers Ski Swan Refuge!


Group photo taken from way in the rear! (Keith Hammer photos)

Twenty Swan Rangers skied and snowshoed Bog Road in the Swan River National Wildlife Refuge on a subdued Saturday, January 9, 2016!

It was not the usual sunny day chosen for our visit, but it was equally wonderful in the full hush of winter and gently falling snow!

Click here for more info about the Refuge, which is located a couple miles south of the town of Swan Lake.


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Swan Rangers Ski Peterson Creek!


Lots of room on the snowed-in road early on! (Norma Linsky photo)

Fourteen Swan Rangers skied and snowshoed up the Peterson Creek road and trail on Saturday, January 2, 2016!

They went as far as the first creek crossing on the trail - under inverted, overcast sky.

Click here for a map of the Peterson Creek road and trail.


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