Showery view of Flathead, Mud and Echo Lakes. (Keith Hammer photos)
Seven Swan Rangers hiked up the Crater Notch Trail on a soggy Saturday, June 16, 2018!
They turned around atop the first knob, known as the first lunch spot, where a chilly wind was blowing!
Click here for a map of the Crater Notch Trail.
The Rangers pause on the bridge over Birch Creek.
The steep climb was undertaken with the promise of these Indian Paintbrush along the trail! The sego lilies . . .
. . . were a bonus!
Beargrass reminds us that the Fourth of July is not that far away!
Honeysuckle reminds us that life is sweet!
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.
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!