A view up Wolf Creek Canyon, where the ticks really get thick! (Keith Hammer photos)
Nine Swan Rangers hiked the Echo Broken Leg Trail on a mostly sunny Saturday, Cinco de Mayo, 2018!
They turned around at Windy Point after the tick count had reached into the dozens, leaving the tickiest stretch to Wolf Creek for another day!
Click here for a map of the Echo Broken Leg Trail.
Smoke from spring burning limits the view of Flathead Lake. (Keith Hammer photos)
Ten Swan Rangers hiked Crane Creek on a sunny but hazy Saturday, April 28, 2018!
A view of Flathead Lake and Woods Bay. (Keith Hammer photos)
Five Swan Rangers hiked to Estes Lake from Woods Bay on a pleasant Saturday, April 21, 2018!
It was the first snow-free hike of the year with the first sighting of wildflowers!
"One mile at a time" or "we're #1?" (Joel Vignere photos)
Six Swan Rangers hiked the Johnson Creek Road on a warm and partly sunny Saturday, April 14, 2018!
Warm and partly sunny being gracious terms for this April in Montana!
You have to cross South Krause to get to North Krause! (Keith Hammer photos)
Hiking on the hard pack got a little iffy as the day warmed up and the snow softened!
Arriving at Wolf Creek! (Keith Hammer photos)
Seven Swan Rangers went seeking signs of Spring on a frigid Saturday, March 31, 2018!
They found several interesting things while hiking on frozen boiler plate snow to Wolf Creek!
Streams are starting to thaw! (Keith Hammer photos unless otherwise noted)
No bear tracks seen yet, but you might want to watch out for the wolverine in Krause Basin we've nicknamed "Bigfoot!"
Sun and smiles along the Swan River Trail! (Norma Linsky photo)
Nine or so Swan Rangers scattered to the wind on a St. Patrick Saturday, March 17, 2018!
Most avoided boiler-plate snow skiing by hiking the Swan River Nature Trail upstream from Bigfork!
Spring ski conditions! (Keith Hammer photos except last one)
Fourteen Swan Rangers found spring ski conditions in the Swan Range on a sunny Saturday, March 10, 2018!
Ten found them on the Peters Ridge Road and four found them at Bigfork Community Nordic Center!
Cottonwood Bottom in Krause Basin! (Keith Hammer photos except last one)
It was a great day of "pick your favorite" skiing in the Swan Range!