Flathead Lake (Keith Hammer photos except one)
Six Swan Rangers snowshoed to Elk Springs on Saturday, April 13, though five did it vicariously while hiking the Peters Ridge Road!
They enjoyed Elk Springs via a text message and photo sent by the lone Ranger that did snowshoe there!
The hikers awaiting word from the snowshoer . . .
. . . who made it to Elk Spring and sent a photo to prove it! (Chris Gotschalk photo)
Parts of Peters Ridge Road have thawed . . .
. . . and parts still have some snow . . .
. . . but vehicles are getting to and through the gate that the Forest Service is suppposed to close April 1 to protect spring grizzly bear habitat and elk calving areas!
For Sale: One set Subaru floor mats and one pair overalls. Used only once as traction devices to get the car unstuck!
A telephoto view of Blacktail Mountain from the Peters Ridge Road.
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 hiking in bear country, remember to carry bear spray and avoid the 3-D's: dawn, dusk, and darkness.
Everyone is welcome!