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Swan Rangers Rise Above it All!

Swan Crest by Chris Gotschalk

Swan Rangers either climbed above the valley inversions or simply appreciated nature up close during their outings this past week!

Click here or scroll down for the Rangers' photos and details!

For our lead photo, Chris Gotschalk did some climbing on his skis to get above the valley inversion while . . .


. . . Ruth Quist shows us what the valley inversion is like, though all that fog . . .


. . . leaves some pretty frost on the vegetation!


Back to the sunshine, here's the uncropped version of Chris' photo!


Norma Linsky shows scant snow pack under the trees, though . . .


. . . grooming of the snow on this old logging road made for decent skiing!


Pat Jaquith came across these colorful Bohemian waxwings . . .


. . .  a couple of Clark's nutcrackers and . . .


. . . eight robins!


Pam Willison came across these Great horned owls and . . .


. . . this Gray partridge came across Pam Willison!


Keith Hammer came across this little tree stub gall that a fairy must have sneezed on!


Lynn Smith came across a snowflake that is clearly perfect!


In our parting shot, Pam Willison discovered crews were able to fell the big snag along Highway 35 at Beardance Trail uphill even though it leaned out over the highway and power lines. There it will continue to store carbon and feed fungi, ants, bugs, woodpeckers, and bears for decades!

If you have interesting photos of your outings, send them along with a description to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and we'll try to work them into these weekly reports!

This article published on February 10, 2024 • [Permalink]