Still waiting for good skiing snow. (Joel Vignere photo)
Ten Swan Rangers hiked the Foothills Ski Area on a balmy, breezy Saturday, January 4, 2020!
Once North Shore Nordic begins grooming the trails, skis or snowshoes are required to protect the grooming and hole-poking hikers and dogs are prohibited.
While there is enough snow to ski, it is currently crunchy in the morning and damp in the afternoon . . . (Pam Willison photo)
. . . so the Rangers chose to be patient and hike a bit more! (Pam Willison photo)
It's a jungle out there, with lichens and lungwort and who knows what all! (Pam Willison photo)
Pine grosbeaks were enjoying the seeds of western larch cones! (Pam Willison photo)
The clear, cold waters of Noisy Creek. (Pam Willison photo)
Whoa, get out your sunscreen! (Joel Vignere photo)
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 recreating in bear country, remember to carry bear spray and avoid the 3-D's: dawn, dusk, and darkness.
Everyone is welcome!