The brush-cutting crew minus two! (Keith Hammer photos)
Eight Swan Rangers cut brush back from the trail in Krause Basin on a slightly drippy Saturday, October 7, 2017!
They widened the steep pitch below Cottonwood Bottom to increase chances of survival while skiing it downhill during winter!
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Brush and small trees have been narrowing the trail, but . . .
. . . a few hours of work made a little more room for herring-bone up and snowplow down skiing!
Elk tracks in Cottonwood Bottom.
Ferns changing colors in a glade of hemlock trees.
Young hemlock trees growing from their ancentral nurse log.
A once in a blue moon photo opportunity right after breakfast at the Echo Lake Cafe!
The Swan Rangers meet every Saturday at the Echo Lake Cafe for breakfast at 7:30, leaving at 8:30 for a partial day outing in the northern Swan Mountains and foothills.
They carpool from the Swan River School parking lot next to the Cafe.
When hiking in bear country, remember to carry bear spray and avoid the 3-D's: dawn, dusk, and darkness.
Everyone is welcome!