Following the snowy white road! (Keith Hammer photos)
Five Swan Rangers skied the Bear Creek Road on a crunch-a-mushy Saturday, January 6, 2018!
With the first thaw of the season the snow was like a twice-baked potato; a little crust on top of mashed potatoes!
But it beats staying home and chopping ice dams off the roof!
Click here for a map of the Bear Creek Road, which leads to the Peterson Creek trail.
Turn around here or continue where the road narrows and trees are dumping snow on skiers?
Rangers in the mist!
Just in case you get lost in the fog or forget which road you are skiing.
A small stream along the way.
Birch catkins with icing!
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!