A tiny tree bears a great weight along the Montana Creek Trail on Jan. 21. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

A tiny tree bears a great weight along the Montana Creek Trail on Jan. 21. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

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A raven at the docks downtown on Jan. 13. (Photo by Christopher Grau)

A raven at the docks downtown on Jan. 13. (Photo by Christopher Grau)

The Mendenhall Glacier with Steep Creek in the foreground on Jan. 9. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

The Mendenhall Glacier with Steep Creek in the foreground on Jan. 9. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

After the storm a Common Redpoll perched on Lilac bush on Jan. 25. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

After the storm a Common Redpoll perched on Lilac bush on Jan. 25. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

A babbling brook wends its way through the snowy forest along Montana Creek Road Jan. 20. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

A babbling brook wends its way through the snowy forest along Montana Creek Road Jan. 20. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

A winter pond along Montana Creek on Jan. 20. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

A winter pond along Montana Creek on Jan. 20. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Montana Creek under blue skies on Jan. 20. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Montana Creek under blue skies on Jan. 20. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Thunder Mountain aptly named judging from the numerous avalanche chutes on Jan. 20. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Thunder Mountain aptly named judging from the numerous avalanche chutes on Jan. 20. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Round patches that definitely aren’t stepping stones are seen along the Montana Creek Trail on Jan. 21. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

Round patches that definitely aren’t stepping stones are seen along the Montana Creek Trail on Jan. 21. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

Ice, snow and water mingle along the Montana Creek Trail on Jan. 21. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

Ice, snow and water mingle along the Montana Creek Trail on Jan. 21. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

Snow makes a mystery of what’s safe to cross in the stream along the Montana Creek Trail on Jan. 21. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

Snow makes a mystery of what’s safe to cross in the stream along the Montana Creek Trail on Jan. 21. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

Patches of open water are seen under the snow cover along the Montana Creek Trail on Jan. 21. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

Patches of open water are seen under the snow cover along the Montana Creek Trail on Jan. 21. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

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