Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park. (Pat Jaquith photo)
Swan Rangers hiked and skied on sometimes sketchy snow during the week ending Saturday, March 13, 2021!
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While the Swan Ranger Saturday group outings remain suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic, we will get a report out each week with items of interest to folks trying to get outside for some "social distancing" and spirit-calming fresh air.
Pat Jaquith snapped our lead photo during a hike with Roger on the Camas Road side of the Apgar Range in Glacier National Park.
Norma Linsky took this photo of Elk Mountain while skiing the Autumn Creek Trail while, elsewhere in Glacier N.P. . . .
. . . Joel Vignere took this photo of Sprague Creek!
On a couple days and in various combinations, Keith, Pam, Mary, Norma, and Pat hiked and skied the Peters Ridge Road. The snow was pretty good above the gate but . . .
. . . below, not so much! (Keith Hammer photos)
Jan Lord sent in this photo of skiing on Echo Lake, with the Swan Range as a backdrop!
Chris Gotschalk skied Elk Springs and took this photo of a perfect 1-meter snow pinwheel!
Debra Schweitzer took this photo of the Flathead River, Old Red Bridge and Columbia Mountain during her walk near Columbia Falls.
Pam Willison saw elk near the highway south of Columbia Falls, apparently finding green shoots in the fields.
Pam also saw a great horned owl on its nest in an undisclosed location!
Skip Via and Mary saw hooded mergansers during their walk along the Swan River upstream from Bigfork!
Keith Hammer saw and later smelled cottonwood buds along Peters Ridge Road. The Rangers are obviously enjoying watching Spring unfold!