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.
Debra Schweitzer hiked to Avalanche Lake in Glacier NP, sending in the above photo and . . .
. . . this one of a wonderful cedar tree!
Debra also hiked the Foothills Ski Trails and saw this nice bear track!
Keith Hammer and Pam also hiked the Foothills Ski Trails, where Keith took this photo of arctic air spilling over the Swan Crest into Noisy Basin!
They saw these marks left by a bird alighting to feed on grass seeds!
They also checked up on the old Pacific yew tree that is about half dead, but still hanging in there, along the uppermost ski trail. Most yew in this area is in a shrub form, with the tree form more common toward the Pacific coast.
Keith and Pam also hiked in Krause Basin, where Keith photographed an interesting mud puddle.
Pam Willison also walked through Owen Sowerwine Natural Area, where she photographed this muskrat skating on thin ice!
Pam photographed this great horned owl in the West Valley Wetlands. Good eye!
Linda Anderson and Laurie hiked up the Hellroaring Creek Road and a ways past the reservoir in the Mission Mountains near the south end of Flathead Lake.
Chris Gotschalk and Fawn took a ski trip and never left the farm! They got 4" of snow in Ferndale and skied to the top of Mount Compost to get a better view of the Swan Range!