South Krause Creek is running again! (Keith Hammer photo)
Swan Rangers reported on trail conditions, wildflowers and wildlife in the week ending Saturday, May 2, 2020!
Click here or scroll down to see their photos and details!
While the Swan Ranger Saturday group outings remain suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic, we will try to get a report out most weeks with items of interest to folks trying to get outside for some "social distancing" and spirit-calming fresh air.
Joel, Chris and Fawn reported that the Phillips Trail has been cleared of lots of blown-down trees, all the way from Highway 35 at the bottom to Crane Mountain Road at the top! (Chris Gotschalk photo).
While Joel sent in the first photo of shooting star flowers, Chris and Fawn sent in the photo of the most shooting stars!
Joel waxed eloquently, however, about "a new beginning" with his photo of a young ponderosa pine in front of/below its broken ancestor! (Joel Vignere photo)
Duane and Cynthia Howell hiked the Foothills Ski Area and demonstrated it is a good idea to hike with a saw this year!
They also came across a beautiful garter snake! (Howell photo)
Roger reported that the Lakeside to Blacktail Trail is mostly clear of downed trees and well maintained!
Bob and Carol Hermes sent in the first photo of a glacier lily - taken in their yard near Lakeside!
Pam hiked with Pat and Mary up Haywire Gulch near Kila, but her best photos were of tom turkeys . . .
. . . taken in her yard! (Pam Willison photos)
Keith, after taking the obligatory COVID-19 "group photo," hiked a nicely cleared loop up over "The Knob" in Krause Basin! (Keith Hammer photos hereafter)
A trio of triliums!
A yellow violet on a very busy forest floor!
Fresh larch needles . . .
. . . and birch leaves!