Circumambulation of Clearwater Lake

Buddy Jeff and I completed the short hike around Clearwater Lake at the foot of the Swan Range. While not challenging in the slightest, but enjoyable to the max. The total hike is around 3 miles and circles the lake. We heard and saw Common Loon, and many species of dragonfly were about the margin of the water. I only managed images of 2 species, the Boreal Bluet and Hudsonian Whiteface.

Total distance: 2.88 mi
Max elevation: 4970 ft
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Clearwater Lake with the Mission Mountains way (WAY) in the distance

Clearwater Lake with the Mission Mountains way (WAY) in the distance

Nice pile of bear shit - species ???

Nice pile of bear shit – species ???

Boreal Bluet

Boreal Bluet

Clearwater Lake and the Swan Range

Clearwater Lake and the Swan Range

Hudsonian Whiteface (female, yellow form)

Hudsonian Whiteface (female, yellow form)

Written by Radd Icenoggle

I am a native Montanan, who has spent a lifetime as an outdoors and wildlife enthusiast. I earned a degree in biology with an emphasis on habitat relations. During my studies, I had the great fortune to research and compose a thesis that explored the effects of slope aspect on...
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