High winds whip around the pumphouse at Sandy Beach on Thursday.

High winds whip around the pumphouse at Sandy Beach on Thursday.

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The sun rises over the mountains on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (Courtesy photo | Janine Reep)

The sun rises over the mountains on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (Courtesy photo | Janine Reep)

Courtesy photos | Janine Reep                                The sun rises over the mountains on Saturday.

Courtesy photos | Janine Reep The sun rises over the mountains on Saturday.

Dendritic patterns appear at low tide on Boy Scout Beach, Jan. 15, 2020. (Courtesy photo | Denise Carroll)

Dendritic patterns appear at low tide on Boy Scout Beach, Jan. 15, 2020. (Courtesy photo | Denise Carroll)

Snow-capped mountains loom near the end of the road in this photograph taken Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. (Courtesy photo | Denise Carroll)

Snow-capped mountains loom near the end of the road in this photograph taken Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. (Courtesy photo | Denise Carroll)

Icicles cling despite wintery winds on North Douglas in this photo shared Jan. 15

Icicles cling despite wintery winds on North Douglas in this photo shared Jan. 15

Icicles hang from most available surfaces in this photo of North Douglas shared Jan. 15, 2020. (Courtesy Photo | Janna Lelchuk)

Icicles hang from most available surfaces in this photo of North Douglas shared Jan. 15, 2020. (Courtesy Photo | Janna Lelchuk)

Courtesy Photos / Janna Lelchuk                                 Subfreezing temperatures have impacted the sights on North Douglas as seen in this photo shared Jan. 15.

Courtesy Photos / Janna Lelchuk Subfreezing temperatures have impacted the sights on North Douglas as seen in this photo shared Jan. 15.

Ice accumulates on tree branches in North Douglas on Jan. 15.

Ice accumulates on tree branches in North Douglas on Jan. 15.

Ice encases a tree branch on North Douglas in this photo shared Jan. 15, 2020. (Courtesy Photo | Janna Lelchuk)

Ice encases a tree branch on North Douglas in this photo shared Jan. 15, 2020. (Courtesy Photo | Janna Lelchuk)

Courtesy photos | Ben Ng                                “Just me and my shadow”: Ben Ng snaps a picture on Pittman Ridge Thursday morning, Jan. 9. The view shows the Juneau International Airport in the background. Below, his view from Pittman Ridge shows Young’s Bay and Admiralty island in the distance.

Courtesy photos | Ben Ng “Just me and my shadow”: Ben Ng snaps a picture on Pittman Ridge Thursday morning, Jan. 9. The view shows the Juneau International Airport in the background. Below, his view from Pittman Ridge shows Young’s Bay and Admiralty island in the distance.

This view from Pittman Ridge Thursday morning, Jan. 9, shows Young’s Bay and Admiralty island in the distance. (Courtesy photo | Ben Ng)

This view from Pittman Ridge Thursday morning, Jan. 9, shows Young’s Bay and Admiralty island in the distance. (Courtesy photo | Ben Ng)

Fresh snow dots the mountains in this view from Eagle River on Dec. 15, 2019. (Courtesy photo | Michael Craig Smith)

Fresh snow dots the mountains in this view from Eagle River on Dec. 15, 2019. (Courtesy photo | Michael Craig Smith)

Snowy branches frame a chilly Mendenhall River in this photo taken Dec. 22, 2019. (Courtesy photo | Michael Craig Smith)

Snowy branches frame a chilly Mendenhall River in this photo taken Dec. 22, 2019. (Courtesy photo | Michael Craig Smith)

The full moon glows over the Mendenhall Visitor Center on Jan. 11, 2020. (Courtesy photo | Bryan Cormack)

The full moon glows over the Mendenhall Visitor Center on Jan. 11, 2020. (Courtesy photo | Bryan Cormack)

Courtesy photos | Deborah Rudis                                Trees alight in sunshine are seen Saturday in a frozen reflection along the Mendenhall River.

Courtesy photos | Deborah Rudis Trees alight in sunshine are seen Saturday in a frozen reflection along the Mendenhall River.

A perfect ski day at the Mendenhall campground.

A perfect ski day at the Mendenhall campground.

Courtesy photo | Lue Isaac                                Clouds swirl over Spaulding Beach on Thursday.

Courtesy photo | Lue Isaac Clouds swirl over Spaulding Beach on Thursday.

Courtesy photo | Steven Bennett                                 Skaters Cabin on Thursday.

Courtesy photo | Steven Bennett Skaters Cabin on Thursday.

A raven holds snow in its beak at Sandy Beach on Wednesday.                                A raven holds snow in its beak at Sandy Beach, Wednesday. (Courtesy Photo | Janine Reep)

A raven holds snow in its beak at Sandy Beach on Wednesday. A raven holds snow in its beak at Sandy Beach, Wednesday. (Courtesy Photo | Janine Reep)

Wild Shots: Photos of Mother Nature in Alaska

A raven holds snow in its beak at Sandy Beach on Wednesday. A raven holds snow in its beak at Sandy Beach, Wednesday. (Courtesy Photo | Janine Reep)

The water reflects the scene from the shore at Sandy Beach, Wednesday, Jan. 8. (Courtesy Photo | Janine Reep)

The water reflects the scene from the shore at Sandy Beach, Wednesday, Jan. 8. (Courtesy Photo | Janine Reep)

Photos by Janine Reep                                A sliver of sun is reflected off of the water at Sandy Beach on Wednesday.                                A sliver of sun is reflected off of the water at Sandy Beach, Wednesday. (Courtesy Photo | Janine Reep)

Photos by Janine Reep A sliver of sun is reflected off of the water at Sandy Beach on Wednesday. A sliver of sun is reflected off of the water at Sandy Beach, Wednesday. (Courtesy Photo | Janine Reep)

Courtesy Photo | Janice Gorle                                Alpenglow-illuminated mountains reflect off the Mendenhall River on Sunday.

Courtesy Photo | Janice Gorle Alpenglow-illuminated mountains reflect off the Mendenhall River on Sunday.

Wild Shots: Photos of Mother Nature in Alaska

Courtesy Photo | Janice Gorle Alpenglow-illuminated mountains reflect off the Mendenhall River on Sunday.

A bald eagle perches on a cell phone tower on the Homer Spit in summer 2016. (Courtesy Photo | Charles Baxter)

A bald eagle perches on a cell phone tower on the Homer Spit in summer 2016. (Courtesy Photo | Charles Baxter)

A pair of marmots enjoy warmer days at the National Shrine of Saint Thérèse in August 2018. (Courtesy Photo | Linda Shaw)

A pair of marmots enjoy warmer days at the National Shrine of Saint Thérèse in August 2018. (Courtesy Photo | Linda Shaw)

The Mendenhall River lies in the shade before the Mendenhall Glacier on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Janice Gorle)

The Mendenhall River lies in the shade before the Mendenhall Glacier on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Janice Gorle)

Ice covers the west side of Mendenhall Lake on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Janice Gorle)

Ice covers the west side of Mendenhall Lake on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Janice Gorle)

Courtesy Photo | <strong>Linda Shaw </strong>                                A pair of horned puffins hang out on Round Island in June.

Courtesy Photo | Linda Shaw A pair of horned puffins hang out on Round Island in June.

Wild Shots: Photos of Mother Nature in Alaska

Courtesy Photo | Linda Shaw A pair of horned puffins hang out on Round Island in June.

River otters play at the Mendenhall Glacier in November. (Courtesy Photo | Janice Gorle)

River otters play at the Mendenhall Glacier in November. (Courtesy Photo | Janice Gorle)

Courtesy Photo | <strong>Linda Shaw</strong>                                A walrus gets a flipper in its face on Round Island in June.

Courtesy Photo | Linda Shaw A walrus gets a flipper in its face on Round Island in June.

Courtesy Photo | <strong>Steve Hamilton</strong>                                A harbor seal catches a silver salmon at DIPAC earlier this fall.

Courtesy Photo | Steve Hamilton A harbor seal catches a silver salmon at DIPAC earlier this fall.

A humpback whale lifts its fluke out of the water in Sitka Sound with Mt. Edgecumbe in the background in August 2016. (Courtesy Photo | Charles Baxter)

A humpback whale lifts its fluke out of the water in Sitka Sound with Mt. Edgecumbe in the background in August 2016. (Courtesy Photo | Charles Baxter)

The forest reflects off the surface of Cedar Lake in Point Bridget State Park on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

The forest reflects off the surface of Cedar Lake in Point Bridget State Park on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

Colorful foliage along the Cedar Lake Loop Trail on Oct. 18.

Colorful foliage along the Cedar Lake Loop Trail on Oct. 18.

Courtesy Photos | Denise Carroll                                Thimbleberry leaves turn to gold as they face the sun at Glacier Highway Mile 2.

Courtesy Photos | Denise Carroll Thimbleberry leaves turn to gold as they face the sun at Glacier Highway Mile 2.

A needle-quilled porcupine stops for a snack before ambling away on Glacier Avenue on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

A needle-quilled porcupine stops for a snack before ambling away on Glacier Avenue on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

Moss coats the landscape off East Glacier Trail on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

Moss coats the landscape off East Glacier Trail on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

Ravens scavenge for food at Foodland IGA in downtown Juneau, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. (Courtesy photo | Betty Marriott)

Ravens scavenge for food at Foodland IGA in downtown Juneau, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. (Courtesy photo | Betty Marriott)

A brown bear fishes for salmon in Sweetheart Creek south of Juneau in August 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Dr. Tracy Ward)

A brown bear fishes for salmon in Sweetheart Creek south of Juneau in August 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Dr. Tracy Ward)

A brown bear fishes for salmon in Sweetheart Creek south of Juneau in August 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Dr. Tracy Ward)

A brown bear fishes for salmon in Sweetheart Creek south of Juneau in August 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Dr. Tracy Ward)

A rainbow shines over Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Jennifer Stiles)

A rainbow shines over Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Jennifer Stiles)

A bald eagle sits on a piling by the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

A bald eagle sits on a piling by the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

A rusty blackbird perches on a conifer on Moraine Way on Saturday, Oct. 12. (Courtesy Photo | Linda Shaw)

A rusty blackbird perches on a conifer on Moraine Way on Saturday, Oct. 12. (Courtesy Photo | Linda Shaw)

Autumn dwarf dogwood leaves illuminate a hillside with a rosy glow along the Blue Mussel Cabin Trail on Oct. 2, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

Autumn dwarf dogwood leaves illuminate a hillside with a rosy glow along the Blue Mussel Cabin Trail on Oct. 2, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

Fireweed and rain clouds frame the Juneau wetlands in June 2015. (Courtesy Photo | Barbara Belknap)

Fireweed and rain clouds frame the Juneau wetlands in June 2015. (Courtesy Photo | Barbara Belknap)

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