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Swan Rangers Troll for Ticks!

A view up Wolf Creek Canyon, where the ticks really get thick! (Keith Hammer photos)

Nine Swan Rangers hiked the Echo Broken Leg Trail on a mostly sunny Saturday, Cinco de Mayo, 2018!

They turned around at Windy Point after the tick count had reached into the dozens, leaving the tickiest stretch to Wolf Creek for another day!

Click here for a map of the Echo Broken Leg Trail.

Birch Creek is pumping pretty good . . .


. . . as are Deer Creek (pictured) and Wolf Creek!


Trillium trio!


Leaves are opening with the warm weather, like this mountain maple . . .


. . . and currant/gooseberry!


Old man's beard!


A slime mold trying to pass itself off as a cauliflower mushroom?


A view of the Ferndale area from Windy Point!


Primal grooming back at the parking lot. There was some discussion of wearing tick collars!


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!

This article published on May 05, 2018 • [Permalink]