View from New Hampshire's Mt. Eisenhower by Jeff and Noreen Poirier.
Swan Rangers either hiked in western wildfire smoke or hiked in New Hampshire or paddled instead during their outings in the week ending Saturday, July 17, 2021!
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What do the mountains of New Hampshire and Montana have in common? . . .
Bunchberry dogwood! (as photographed by Jeff and Noreen Poirier during their hike up Mt. Eisenhower in New Hampshire)
Jeff and Noreen also took this photo of what they think might be Brook saxifrage on their hike, but the leaves look nothing like the isolated occurences of Alpine Brook saxifrage in Montana. Anyone know for sure? Other Swan Rangers have suggested field chickweed and mountain sandplant.
Debra Schweitzer documented the western wildfire haze in this photo of Cyclone Lake . . .
. . . then swapped her hiking shoes for a kayak to get this nice photo of Tally Lake!
Our other Aqua-Ranger, Chris Gotschalk, saw some nice Water lilies during a paddle on the Swan River!
Joel Vignere, though spending lots of time in Glacier National Park, nonetheless saw this Columbian ground squirrell in his yard!
Perhaps even more amazing is the nearly all white fawn he saw in his yard also!
Pam Willison got this fine photo of a young robin in her orchard!
Keith Hammer, Pam, Keith's daughter and grandkids took a huckleberry hike to an undisclosed location, where they decided they were all huck-related!
Along the way they saw some beautiful Fireweed . . .
. . . and some flowering Lyall's angelica near a stream!