A glimpse of Swan Lake from the Johnson Cr. Road (Pat Jaquith photo)
Six Swan Rangers hiked the Johnson Creek Road on a sunny blue Saturday, November 25, 2017!
With leaves mostly off the fall foliage, it's a great time to observe bird nests hidden in the limbs!
The Johnson Creek Road runs behind a gate at Highway 83 into the Swan foothills, just north of the Bigfork Gun Club. (Joel Vignere photo)
Highly visible Swan Rangers on a hunting-season hike! (Pat Jaquith photo)
Nest for rent! (Norma Linsky photo)
Nest with bits of moss. (Norma Linksy photo)
Mystery nest or mistletoe? (Norma Linsky photo)
Two of the Rangers made it all the way to the cell phone tower! (Joel Vignere photo)
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!