Birch Lake! (Norma Linsky photos)
Six Swan Rangers hiked to Birch Lake in the Jewel Basin Hiking Area on a sunny Saturday, October 20, 2018!
They beat the crowds and had the place to themselves!
Click here for a map of Jewel Basin.
Rangers posing as bumps on a log!
Birch Lake siesta!
Martha Lake lies below the trail on the way to Birch Lake.
Echo Lake and Flathead Lake also lie below the trail . . . way below the trail!
The Swan Rangers meet every Saturday at the Echo Lake Cafe for breakfast at 7:30, leaving at 8:30 for a partial day outing in the northern Swan Mountains and foothills. (These times will switch an hour later for Winter, starting Nov. 3)!
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.
Big game hunting season is Oct. 18 - Nov. 25, so wear "hunter orange" and bright colors to be safe while hiking!
Everyone is welcome!