Ice over North Krause Creek (Keith Hammer photos, Joni Mitchell tune "Both Sides Now")
Nine Swan Rangers hiked to a Joni Mitchell tune in Krause Basin on Saturday, November 2, 2019!
Snow on the ground told wonderful stories through wildlife tracks!
Through hemlock trees and fallen snow
In Krause Basin streams do flow
Had we not gone, we'd never know
Finding friends along the way
Tracks of cats . . .
. . . and tracks of bears
Tracks of cat in with the bear's
Indeed their tracks were everywhere
Among friends it seemed that way
We've looked at friends . . .
. . . from both sides now
Sometimes silly, oh and how
Big cats and bears and hemlocks tall
We're all just friends out there after all
The Swan Rangers meet every Saturday at the Echo Lake Cafe for breakfast at 8:30, leaving at 9:30 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.
Big game hunting season runs Oct 26 - Dec 1, so wear some bright colors while hiking out there!
Everyone is welcome!