Not all bears have denned yet! (Pam Willison photos)
Eight Swan Rangers went seeking Winter Solstice in Krause Basin and found it on Saturday, December 21, 2019!
Though warm and rainy at lower elevations, there is snow a bit higher in Krause Basin!
Bashful Rangers pose for a group photo!
The Rangers found some snow and . . .
. . . some of it was steep!
Nature is decorating Krause Basin for the Holidays. Here a nice centerpiece . . .
. . . and here some ant artwork!
"The Knob" in Krause Basin has enough elevation to offer views of the Flathead Valley and Flathead Lake.
Speaking of elevation, this Ranger received an award during breakfast for hiking . . .
. . . over 100,000 feet in elevation in 2019!
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 recreating in bear country, remember to carry bear spray and avoid the 3-D's: dawn, dusk, and darkness.
Everyone is welcome!