This photo shows snow- and sun-drenched mountains on Kupreanof Island in early morning, and a tree covered point on Mitkof Island at a cove by Marker 49 along the Inside Passage on Jan. 26. (Courtesy Photo / Cindi Lagoudakis)

This photo shows snow- and sun-drenched mountains on Kupreanof Island in early morning, and a tree covered point on Mitkof Island at a cove by Marker 49 along the Inside Passage on Jan. 26. (Courtesy Photo / Cindi Lagoudakis)

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A reflection of Thunder mountain in the Mendenhall River at high Tide on an. 31, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A reflection of Thunder mountain in the Mendenhall River at high Tide on an. 31, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

The ice monster was seen on North Douglas Highway on Jan. 30. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

The ice monster was seen on North Douglas Highway on Jan. 30. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

One tree stands alone with the Chilkat Range in the background on Jan. 31, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

One tree stands alone with the Chilkat Range in the background on Jan. 31, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo shows a view from the Airport Dike trail on Feb. 6, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo shows a view from the Airport Dike trail on Feb. 6, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo shows winter at Sandy Beach with Treadwell Pump House on Douglas Island on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo shows winter at Sandy Beach with Treadwell Pump House on Douglas Island on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo taken on the Ohmer Creek Trail in Petersburg shows a snowy muskeg meadow with mountain in background, and blue sky with clouds on Jan. 31, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Cindi Lagoudakis)

This photo taken on the Ohmer Creek Trail in Petersburg shows a snowy muskeg meadow with mountain in background, and blue sky with clouds on Jan. 31, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Cindi Lagoudakis)

The line of demarcation on Auke Lake as seen in January 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

The line of demarcation on Auke Lake as seen in January 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows the Dredge Lake area on Jan. 30. (Courtesy Photo / Dick Fagnant)

This photo shows the Dredge Lake area on Jan. 30. (Courtesy Photo / Dick Fagnant)

Northern Pygmy Owl near Blind River Rapids, Mitkof Island Jan. 19, 2021 (Courtesy photo / Becky Knight )

Northern Pygmy Owl near Blind River Rapids, Mitkof Island Jan. 19, 2021 (Courtesy photo / Becky Knight )

A quartet of Sea Lions off Point Louisa poke their heads above the water on Jan. 27. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

A quartet of Sea Lions off Point Louisa poke their heads above the water on Jan. 27. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo shows snowy muskeg of Gastineau Meadows. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

This photo shows snowy muskeg of Gastineau Meadows. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

Mount Juneau and Mount Roberts are seen through Auke Recreation Cove on Jan. 28. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Mount Juneau and Mount Roberts are seen through Auke Recreation Cove on Jan. 28. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo shows a wise-looking tree in Gastineau Meadows. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

This photo shows a wise-looking tree in Gastineau Meadows. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

The sun wins the battle with the clouds over Mendenhall Lake on Jan. 25. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

The sun wins the battle with the clouds over Mendenhall Lake on Jan. 25. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo taken near Treadwell Ditch shows a branch encased in ice on Jan. 23. (Courtesy Photo / Sandy R. Williams)

This photo taken near Treadwell Ditch shows a branch encased in ice on Jan. 23. (Courtesy Photo / Sandy R. Williams)

This photo shows a view on the Treadwell Ditch Trail on Jan. 23. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo shows a view on the Treadwell Ditch Trail on Jan. 23. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

A blue heron wades in the water Sept. 22, 2020 at the Mendenhall Glacier. (Courtesy Photo / Bergen Davis)

A blue heron wades in the water Sept. 22, 2020 at the Mendenhall Glacier. (Courtesy Photo / Bergen Davis)

This photo shows a bald eagle on Jan. 3 at the Mendenhall Wetlands. (Courtesy Photo / Jack Beedle)

This photo shows a bald eagle on Jan. 3 at the Mendenhall Wetlands. (Courtesy Photo / Jack Beedle)

This photo shows a winter scene from the trail to John Muir Cabin on Monday, Jan. 25. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

This photo shows a winter scene from the trail to John Muir Cabin on Monday, Jan. 25. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

This tree was seen on the Moraine Ecology Trail near the Mendenhall Glacier on Jan. 18. (Courtesy Photo / Carolyn Kelley)

This tree was seen on the Moraine Ecology Trail near the Mendenhall Glacier on Jan. 18. (Courtesy Photo / Carolyn Kelley)

“At the end of the road, we went in search of snow and found it!” writes Cassidy Jones of this Jan. 18 photo. (Courtesy Photo / Cassidy Jones)

“At the end of the road, we went in search of snow and found it!” writes Cassidy Jones of this Jan. 18 photo. (Courtesy Photo / Cassidy Jones)

The sun gives the sky over Auke Bay a red tint. (Courtesy Photo / Joseph Sypeck)

The sun gives the sky over Auke Bay a red tint. (Courtesy Photo / Joseph Sypeck)

The sky is bright, but the road is not in this photo of North Douglas shared on Jan. 19. (Courtesy Photo / Joseph Sypeck)

The sky is bright, but the road is not in this photo of North Douglas shared on Jan. 19. (Courtesy Photo / Joseph Sypeck)

A confused primrose blooms in mid-January after a couple weeks of mild weather. (Courtesy Photo / Paul Dick)

A confused primrose blooms in mid-January after a couple weeks of mild weather. (Courtesy Photo / Paul Dick)

Cowee Creek flows on toward Lion’s Head mountain on Jan. 21. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Cowee Creek flows on toward Lion’s Head mountain on Jan. 21. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

The pump house, seen on Jan. 16, is a favorite subject for artist’s and photographers. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

The pump house, seen on Jan. 16, is a favorite subject for artist’s and photographers. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Bubbly frozen foam on Cowee Creek as seen pn Jan. 21. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Bubbly frozen foam on Cowee Creek as seen pn Jan. 21. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo was taken downtown on an overcast day. (Courtesy Photo / Joseph Sypeck)

This photo was taken downtown on an overcast day. (Courtesy Photo / Joseph Sypeck)

Wafer thin ice just barely covers the surface of a pond Out the Road. (Courtesy Photo/ Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Wafer thin ice just barely covers the surface of a pond Out the Road. (Courtesy Photo/ Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Mendenhall Glacier and Towers and Mount Wrather as seen from a Dredge Lake trail on Jan. 2. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Mendenhall Glacier and Towers and Mount Wrather as seen from a Dredge Lake trail on Jan. 2. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Part of a sord of mallards swims by the salt chuck. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Part of a sord of mallards swims by the salt chuck. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This Jan. 4 photo shows a view of the top of Eaglecrest and beyond. “Pretty nice skiing!” writes Deborah Rudis. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

This Jan. 4 photo shows a view of the top of Eaglecrest and beyond. “Pretty nice skiing!” writes Deborah Rudis. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

A pair of Common Goldeneye in Salt Chuck near Amalga Harbor on Jan. 8. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

A pair of Common Goldeneye in Salt Chuck near Amalga Harbor on Jan. 8. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

A duck blind and Mt. Bullard as seen from a Dredge Lake trail on Jan. 2. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A duck blind and Mt. Bullard as seen from a Dredge Lake trail on Jan. 2. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Witch’s butter, a jelly fungus, is found on decaying branches or trees and is slimy when wet as seen on the Treadwell mine ruins Trail on Jan. 16, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Witch’s butter, a jelly fungus, is found on decaying branches or trees and is slimy when wet as seen on the Treadwell mine ruins Trail on Jan. 16, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A sea lion raft splashes in Don D. Statter Harbor. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

A sea lion raft splashes in Don D. Statter Harbor. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo shows dram in the sky above Eaglecrest Ski Area on Dec. 28, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

A sea lion raft splashes in Don D. Statter Harbor. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Destruction! Mother Nature bats last in the downtown cemetery as seen on Dec. 31, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Destruction! Mother Nature bats last in the downtown cemetery as seen on Dec. 31, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo was taken near Auke Recreation Area near Blue Jay Shelter. Portland Island is in the foreground, looking out toward the Chilkat Range, Dec. 26, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Dick Fagnant)

This photo was taken near Auke Recreation Area near Blue Jay Shelter. Portland Island is in the foreground, looking out toward the Chilkat Range, Dec. 26, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Dick Fagnant)

Fog hangs in the air at Eagle Beach on Dec. 30, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Carolyn Kelley)
Fog hangs in the air at Eagle Beach on Dec. 30, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Carolyn Kelley)

Fog hangs in the air at Eagle Beach on Dec. 30, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Carolyn Kelley) Fog hangs in the air at Eagle Beach on Dec. 30, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Carolyn Kelley)

Bear bread or artist’s bracket forms a stairway up a sawed-off tree stump along the Switzer Creek trail on Dec. 26, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Bear bread or artist’s bracket forms a stairway up a sawed-off tree stump along the Switzer Creek trail on Dec. 26, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A bufflehead leads surf scoters near Point Louisa on Dec. 30, 2020. (Courtesy Photo . Carolyn Kelley)

A bufflehead leads surf scoters near Point Louisa on Dec. 30, 2020. (Courtesy Photo . Carolyn Kelley)

This Dec. 9 photo shows reflections in Mendenhall Lake. (Courtesy Photo / Linda Buckley)

This Dec. 9 photo shows reflections in Mendenhall Lake. (Courtesy Photo / Linda Buckley)

This Dec. 9 photo shows a gold-tinged reflection in Mendenhall Lake. (Courtesy Photo / Linda Buckley)

This Dec. 9 photo shows a gold-tinged reflection in Mendenhall Lake. (Courtesy Photo / Linda Buckley)

A paddleboarder makes their way through the water. (Courtesy Photo / Joseph Sypeck)

A paddleboarder makes their way through the water. (Courtesy Photo / Joseph Sypeck)

A paddleboarder makes their way through the water. (Courtesy Photo / Joseph Sypeck)

A paddleboarder makes their way through the water. (Courtesy Photo / Joseph Sypeck)

This sculpture dominates a north Douglas beach on Dec. 23. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This sculpture dominates a north Douglas beach on Dec. 23. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

The silhouettes of tress contrast an amber-colored sky in this photo shared Dec. 9. (Courtesy Photo / Joseph Sypeck)

The silhouettes of tress contrast an amber-colored sky in this photo shared Dec. 9. (Courtesy Photo / Joseph Sypeck)

Four downed trees expose one large root system on the False Outer Poit Trail on Dec. 23. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Four downed trees expose one large root system on the False Outer Poit Trail on Dec. 23. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A bird takes flight at Don D. Statter Harbor while someone walks their dog on the afternoon of Dec 13. (Courtesy Photo / Roland Mueca)

A bird takes flight at Don D. Statter Harbor while someone walks their dog on the afternoon of Dec 13. (Courtesy Photo / Roland Mueca)

This photo shows Salmon Creek falls off Hospital Drive on Dec. 22. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows Salmon Creek falls off Hospital Drive on Dec. 22. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A raft of Bufflehead take flight in Auke Cove on Dec. 18. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

A raft of Bufflehead take flight in Auke Cove on Dec. 18. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo shows the handiwork of the beavers who have been busy along the rainforest trail. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows the handiwork of the beavers who have been busy along the rainforest trail. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows the view from Bortherhood Bride on Dec. 13. (Courtesy Photo / Christena Leamer)

This photo shows the view from Bortherhood Bride on Dec. 13. (Courtesy Photo / Christena Leamer)

A winter horned grebe swims at Auke Recreation Area Cove on Friday, Dec. 18. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gilfoto)

A winter horned grebe swims at Auke Recreation Area Cove on Friday, Dec. 18. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gilfoto)

This photo shows rail guides along Brotherhood Bridge on Dec. 14. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

This photo shows rail guides along Brotherhood Bridge on Dec. 14. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

Mount McGinnis glows in the afternoon light on Dec. 13. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

Mount McGinnis glows in the afternoon light on Dec. 13. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

The sun’s rays streak across the water to the Boy Scout camp beach on Dec. 12. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)
The sun’s rays streak across the water to the Boy Scout camp beach on Dec. 12. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

The sun’s rays streak across the water to the Boy Scout camp beach on Dec. 12. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll) The sun’s rays streak across the water to the Boy Scout camp beach on Dec. 12. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Streaking cloud formations hang over Eagle River as seen from the Boy Scout trail on Dec. 12. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Streaking cloud formations hang over Eagle River as seen from the Boy Scout trail on Dec. 12. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A likely orphaned black bear cub forages for roots near a popular recreation area in Juneau. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A likely orphaned black bear cub forages for roots near a popular recreation area in Juneau. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

The Chilkats always beautiful — especially in the winter as seen on Dec. 12. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A likely orphaned black bear cub forages for roots near a popular recreation area in Juneau. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A tree stands bare along the Boy Scout Trail on Dec. 12. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

A tree stands bare along the Boy Scout Trail on Dec. 12. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo shows an ice-locked tree on Twin Lakes and the ice skaters’ tracks on Jan. 28. (Courtesy Photo /Barbara Belknap)

This photo shows an ice-locked tree on Twin Lakes and the ice skaters’ tracks on Jan. 28. (Courtesy Photo /Barbara Belknap)

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