Rangers enjoying the view of Flathead Lake from the Crater Notch Trail! (Keith Hammer photos unless otherwise noted)
Swan Rangers found more wonderful wildflowers and wildlife while hiking the week ending July 4, 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.
Keith, Pam, Chris, and Fawn hiked the Crater Notch Trail to the "first lunch spot," finding this round-leaved orchid along the way!
They saw a red-tailed hawk . . .
. . . and redug some trail tread that had been torn out by windblown trees.
Pat Jaquith did a solo hike to Chase Overlook above Herron Park and sent this photo of autumn dwarf gentian . . .
. . . this photo of young pine drops that look like tasty asparagus . . .
. . . and this photo of Mount Aeneas and the Jewel Basin portion of the Swan Crest!
Debra Schweitzer and friends hiked the Blacktail Mountain Trails. She sent this photo of Flathead Lake with the Swan Range in the background!
Pam Willison sent in a couple photos of wildlife seen during a hike to her garden, including this long-toed salamander . . .
. . . and this male hairy woodpecker!
Keith wanted to end this Fourth of July report with a photo of his favorite fireworks - the silent beargrass!