A wide view of the Mendenhall Glacier along the Nugget Falls Trail on Dec. 24. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

A wide view of the Mendenhall Glacier along the Nugget Falls Trail on Dec. 24. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

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A slippery rock stream crossing along the Nugget Falls Trail on Dec. 24. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

A slippery rock stream crossing along the Nugget Falls Trail on Dec. 24. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

Ice patterns along the Nugget Falls Trail on Dec. 24. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

Ice patterns along the Nugget Falls Trail on Dec. 24. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

A semi-frozen pond along the Nugget Falls Trail on Dec. 24. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

A semi-frozen pond along the Nugget Falls Trail on Dec. 24. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

A snow creature along the Nugget Falls Trail on Dec. 24. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

A snow creature along the Nugget Falls Trail on Dec. 24. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

A waterfall continues to flow in full force along the Nugget Falls Trail on Dec. 24. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

A waterfall continues to flow in full force along the Nugget Falls Trail on Dec. 24. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

A view of the falls along the Nugget Falls Trail on Dec. 24. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

A view of the falls along the Nugget Falls Trail on Dec. 24. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

Male and female mallards warily swim away from a passerby at Twin Lakes on Dec. 18. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Male and female mallards warily swim away from a passerby at Twin Lakes on Dec. 18. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Sheets of ice crackle along the Twin Lakes bike path on Dec. 18. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Sheets of ice crackle along the Twin Lakes bike path on Dec. 18. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Dew drops create a beaded look to this spider’s web at the opening to an adit off the West Glacier Trail on Dec. 16. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Dew drops create a beaded look to this spider’s web at the opening to an adit off the West Glacier Trail on Dec. 16. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Snow-capped artist’s conk seen on a decaying tree trump near the West Glacier Trail on Dec. 16. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Snow-capped artist’s conk seen on a decaying tree trump near the West Glacier Trail on Dec. 16. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

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