This photo was taken at Point Bridget State Park. (Courtesy Photo / Nicholette Villarreal)

This photo was taken at Point Bridget State Park. (Courtesy Photo / Nicholette Villarreal)

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A cinnamon bear Out the Road munches on greenery in late-May. (Courtesy Photo / Ben Hohenstatt)

A cinnamon bear Out the Road munches on greenery in late-May. (Courtesy Photo / Ben Hohenstatt)

This photo was taken at Point Bridget State Park. (Courtesy Photo / Nicholette Villarreal)

This photo was taken at Point Bridget State Park. (Courtesy Photo / Nicholette Villarreal)

This photo taken in mid-May at Glacier Bay shows a sea otter. (Courtesy Photo / Carolyn Kelley)

This photo taken in mid-May at Glacier Bay shows a sea otter. (Courtesy Photo / Carolyn Kelley)

This photo was taken May 20 along the Lemon Creek Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas )

This photo was taken May 20 along the Lemon Creek Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas )

Looking down at a section of the Fairweather range from 5,000 feet up. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Looking down at a section of the Fairweather range from 5,000 feet up. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A profusion of cherry blossoms on Channel Heights. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A profusion of cherry blossoms on Channel Heights. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows the nose of a kayak in Glacier Bay. (Courtesy Photo / Carolyn Kelley)

This photo shows the nose of a kayak in Glacier Bay. (Courtesy Photo / Carolyn Kelley)

This photo shows black bear prints in the sand at Glacier Bay. (Courtesy Photo / Carolyn Kelley)

This photo shows black bear prints in the sand at Glacier Bay. (Courtesy Photo / Carolyn Kelley)

Hope you’re all eating your greens today; out by Echo Cove today. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Hope you’re all eating your greens today; out by Echo Cove today. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo was taken along the Lemon Creek Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken along the Lemon Creek Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo shows Herbert Glacier as seen during a Berners Bay cruise. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)
This photo shows Herbert Glacier as seen during a Berners Bay cruise. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo shows Herbert Glacier as seen during a Berners Bay cruise. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas) This photo shows Herbert Glacier as seen during a Berners Bay cruise. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

An orca splashes to disturb feed below in Fritz Cove. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

An orca splashes to disturb feed below in Fritz Cove. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

A large black bear at Spring feeding Out the Road. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

A large black bear at Spring feeding Out the Road. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Young mountain goat next to Nugget Falls at the Mendenhall Glacier on May 13, 2023. (Courtesy Photo / Steven Hamilton)

Young mountain goat next to Nugget Falls at the Mendenhall Glacier on May 13, 2023. (Courtesy Photo / Steven Hamilton)

This photo shows a late-night sunset at Echo Cove. (Courtesy Photo / Kim Fitzwater)

This photo shows a late-night sunset at Echo Cove. (Courtesy Photo / Kim Fitzwater)

White-crowned Sparrow out by Eagle Beach. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

White-crowned Sparrow out by Eagle Beach. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Close up of paddler Bill out at Sunshine Cove enjoying the mountains on May 6. (Courtesy Photo / Juliet Harrison)

Close up of paddler Bill out at Sunshine Cove enjoying the mountains on May 6. (Courtesy Photo / Juliet Harrison)

This photo was taken along Egan Highway. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken along Egan Highway. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

Row by row the old pilings stand guard south of Sandy Beach. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Row by row the old pilings stand guard south of Sandy Beach. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Black oystercatcher bird strolling along the beach. This photo was taken at Sunshine Cove on May 6. (Courtesy Photo / Juliet Harrison)

Black oystercatcher bird strolling along the beach. This photo was taken at Sunshine Cove on May 6. (Courtesy Photo / Juliet Harrison)

Red-breasted Sapsucker out by Eagle beach. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Red-breasted Sapsucker out by Eagle beach. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Paddler enjoying the sun taken at Sunshine Cove on May 6. (Courtesy Photo / Juliet Harrison)

Paddler enjoying the sun taken at Sunshine Cove on May 6. (Courtesy Photo / Juliet Harrison)

A sliver of glacier ice remains as the toe of the once mighty Mendenhall. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A sliver of glacier ice remains as the toe of the once mighty Mendenhall. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

From the Treadwell Mine ruins area one sees where the natatorium sank, the channel flows and Mount Roberts. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

From the Treadwell Mine ruins area one sees where the natatorium sank, the channel flows and Mount Roberts. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Varied thrush out on Eagle Beach Meadow. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Varied thrush out on Eagle Beach Meadow. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Droplets coating underside of some Conk Fungus on Prince of Wales Island. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

Droplets coating underside of some Conk Fungus on Prince of Wales Island. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

A fern prepares to unfurl in early May. Prince of Wales Island. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

A fern prepares to unfurl in early May. Prince of Wales Island. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

This photo shows two Sitka black-tailed deer with skunk cabbage this Spring 2023, Juneau, (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo shows two Sitka black-tailed deer with skunk cabbage this Spring 2023, Juneau, (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo shows a sundog over Mendenhall Lake. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows a sundog over Mendenhall Lake. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo was taken along Point Bridget Trail in late April. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken along Point Bridget Trail in late April. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

The “cathedral” walkway at the Boy Scout Camp on April 29. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

The “cathedral” walkway at the Boy Scout Camp on April 29. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Snow geese followed by Canada geese soar above the Boy Scout Meadow on April 29. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Snow geese followed by Canada geese soar above the Boy Scout Meadow on April 29. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Young black bear enjoys pole scent massage out the road. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Young black bear enjoys pole scent massage out the road. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

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