A smokey Lake Blaine and Flathead Valley! (Keith Hammer photos)
Nine Swan Rangers hiked the Hemler Creek Trail above Lake Blaine on a smoking hot Saturday, August 12, 2017!
They had a berry good time!
Click here for a map of the Hemler Creek Trail.
Smokey sunrise over the Swan Crest!
Turn-around lunch spot near the north fork of Hemler Creek!
Fireweed lunch for a wild bee!
Oh, did we mention huckleberries?
The Swan Rangers meet every Saturday at the Echo Lake Cafe for breakfast at 7:30, leaving at 8:30 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.
Everyone is welcome!