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Swan Rangers Find Snow!

Snow piling up in Cottonwood Bottom! (Keith Hammer photo)

Swan Rangers found snow, or vice-versa, as about a foot fell at lower elevations of the Swan Range on Friday of the week ending Saturday, February 6, 2021!

Click here or scroll down for the Rangers' photos and details!

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 Hammer and Pam skied through Cottonwood Bottom and ran into Rod, pictured above. Keith took more photos shown below.


The South Fork of Krause Creek flows into Cottonwood Bottom . . .


. . . is joined by the Middle Fork flowing from Strawberry Lake, but is then pretty much buried in Krause Canyon!


This stiff spined sub-alpine fir takes on this snow cone appearance most winters, but not so for the floppy-topped hemlocks like the one in the distance!


Chris Gotschalk took this photo of North Krause Creek, where he skied with Fawn after they ran into Rod too! With slush in the creek and sub-zero temperatures in the forecast, might we find a snow bridge here soon?


Pat Jaquith took a "meander" on snowshoes and sent in this photo of snowy pine trees . . .


. . . and this one of houndstongue seed waiting to hitch a ride on your clothing!


Lynn Smith sent in this photo of swans along the north shore of Flathead Lake, where she walked with Pati . . .


. . . and says she also caught this bald eagle "ice fishing!"


Joel Vignere managed to get a photo of this fox near Lakeside!


And we close this report with the obligatory "group photo" at the first junction in Krause Basin, which lacks a little something during this time of COVID. May everyone be well, stay safe, and have the opportunity to get vaccinated soon!


The Swan Ranger Saturday group outings remain suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic.

If you have interesting photos of your socially distant times outdoors, send them along with a description to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and we'll try to work them into these weekly reports!

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