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Swan Rangers Hike Peterson Creek Trail!

Glimpses of Flathead Lake beyond Ferndale and Crane Mountain. (Keith Hammer photos except one)

Ten Swan Rangers hiked the Peterson Creek Trail on a balmy Saturday, November 9, 2019!

Most made it up to snow line and the junction with the Sidehill Trail!

Click here for a map of the Peterson Creek Trail.

Ready to follow the yellow larch road . . . 


. . . to where the trail turns off the road and where the snag holding up the sign recently blew down!


Slight traffic jam at the main creek crossing!


The Rangers that made it up into the snow were treated to bear tracks! (Norma Linsky photo)


The woodpeckers appear to like this old snag!


Bear grass seed stalk.


A gang of mushrooms making a showing before the ground freezes too hard!


A tiny tree gets a toe hold on an old stump!


The work of carpenter ants in a stump.


The work of engraver beetles?


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.

Big game hunting season runs Oct 26 - Dec 1, so wear some bright colors while hiking out there!

Everyone is welcome!

This article published on November 09, 2019 • [Permalink]