A sunny moment reflected in
Porcupine Gildart Creek! (Keith Hammer photos)
Five Swan Rangers skied a ways up
Porcupine Gildart Creek on a somewhat soggy Saturday, January 25, 2020!
They skied there via Porcupine Road and Porcupine Bridge, but have since learned that Porcupine Creek flows into Gildart Creek before flowing into the Swan River just upstream from Porcupine Bridge!
After a short pause on Porcupine Bridge . . .
. . . and a nice view of where
Porcupine Gildart Creek (right) flows into the Swan River (left) . . .
. . . the Rangers found a brand new Waterfowl Production Area along
Porcupine Gildart Creek!
The Rangers' ski along
Porcupine Gildart Creek . . .
. . . included a beaver dam . . .
. . . an old cabin . . .
. . . a view across the Swan Valley to the Swan Crest . . .
. . . and ended in a big meadow with plenty of room to turn around under clouds threatening rain!
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!