Swan Rangers in the Wildland-Urban Interface. (Keith Hammer photos)
Thirteen Swan Rangers hiked the area between Jewel Basin Road and Mud Lake on a gray Saturday, December 9, 2017!
They then took a quick stroll around the Foothills Ski Area, dreaming of snow and cursing weather inversions!
There's some strange things going on at the air-earth interface . . .
. . . where it appears even the rocks are headed south for the winter!
Most of the stumps along the way had a tidy flat-top crew-cut . . .
. . . but this one was either having a bad hair day or is a radical non-conformist!
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!