Smokey view of Flathead Lake from Elk Springs by Keith Hammer.
Swan Rangers found water and mushrooms amid signs of continuing drought during their outings in the week ending Saturday, September 18, 2021!
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Between occasional rain showers, wildfire smoke continued to dampen distant views, as shown in our lead photo by Keith Hammer.
Dani Mayberry's shot of Strawberry Lake reminds us that most of Montana is still in a drought in spite of recent rains.
Debra Schweitzer hiked all the way around Holland Lake, providing a backdrop of both the MIssion Mountains and . . .
. . . the Swan Mountains!
Nancy Cohn found an interesting mosaic of ripples and pebbles!
Pam Willison found an interesting array of clouds from atop the Swan Crest!
Pat Jaquith got a photo of this goat exiting left atop the Swan Crest, found . . .
. . . fall colors in nearby Mountain Ash and . . .
. . . topped off her wildlife sightings with this Red-Backed Jumping Spider!
Keith Hammer found that recent rains have made for interesting mushroom viewing . . .
. . . in Krause Basin and elsewhere in the Swan Range!
Keith, Chris Gotschalk and Bill McCabe also put in the better part of a day clearing a number of blow-down trees from the Switchback Trail as a part of the Swan Rangers in Service program!