Thin ice sheets form near the Mendenhall Glacier in early November. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Thin ice sheets form near the Mendenhall Glacier in early November. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

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Two bald eagles reflect on winter Out the Road on Saturday, Nov. 27. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Two bald eagles reflect on winter Out the Road on Saturday, Nov. 27. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo was taken Saturday along the Kaxdigoowu Heen Dei (Brotherhood Bridge Trail). (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken Saturday along the Kaxdigoowu Heen Dei (Brotherhood Bridge Trail). (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

Large icebergs in Mendenhall Lake portend a rapidly shrinking glacier on Nov. 7.(Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Large icebergs in Mendenhall Lake portend a rapidly shrinking glacier on Nov. 7.(Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows icy formations on a tumultuous Dupont trail creek. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows icy formations on a tumultuous Dupont trail creek. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A northern pygmy owl appears from the woods on Nov. 15. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

A northern pygmy owl appears from the woods on Nov. 15. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

A northern red oak leaf is seen in Marine Park before the snowfall in early November.(Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A northern red oak leaf is seen in Marine Park before the snowfall in early November.(Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

“Winter has arrived!” writes Deborah Rudis of this photo. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

“Winter has arrived!” writes Deborah Rudis of this photo. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

Fading fast — bunchberries along Treadwell Ditch Trail on Nov. 6. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Fading fast — bunchberries along Treadwell Ditch Trail on Nov. 6. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo was taken Nov. 13 along the Montana Creek Trail. (Courtesy Phoyo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken Nov. 13 along the Montana Creek Trail. (Courtesy Phoyo / Deana Barajas)

Crystalline ice forms on the edge of Treadwell Ditch on Nov. 6. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Crystalline ice forms on the edge of Treadwell Ditch on Nov. 6. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This Nov. 7 photo shows hair frost. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This Nov. 7 photo shows hair frost. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

A sun dog appears over Douglas Island on Nov. 7. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This Nov. 7 photo shows hair frost. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

As clouds dissipate, a rainbow appears along the side of Mount Juneau on Nov. 6. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

As clouds dissipate, a rainbow appears along the side of Mount Juneau on Nov. 6. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows the aurora borealis the morning of Nov. 4 at Lena Point. (Courtesy Photo / Tom Taylor)

This photo shows the aurora borealis the morning of Nov. 4 at Lena Point. (Courtesy Photo / Tom Taylor)

This photo shows the aurora borealis the morning of Nov. 4 at Lena Point. (Courtesy Photo / Tom Taylor)

This photo shows the aurora borealis the morning of Nov. 4 at Lena Point. (Courtesy Photo / Tom Taylor)

An osprey flies low over Juneau marshlands. (Courtesy photo / Karina Buckland)

An osprey flies low over Juneau marshlands. (Courtesy photo / Karina Buckland)

Bald Eagle takes flight from ship’s mast in Don D. Statter Harbor on Nov.1. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Bald Eagle takes flight from ship’s mast in Don D. Statter Harbor on Nov.1. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

A frosty morning on the Perseverance Trail on Oct. 31. (Courtesy Photo / Bill Andrews)

A frosty morning on the Perseverance Trail on Oct. 31. (Courtesy Photo / Bill Andrews)

Didn’t the post office used to say neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow would stop them? However, this mail has been waiting for an eternity. (Courtesy Photo/ Deana Barajas)

Didn’t the post office used to say neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow would stop them? However, this mail has been waiting for an eternity. (Courtesy Photo/ Deana Barajas)

This photo shows tracks in a tree. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo shows tracks in a tree. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

The boomerang look of Nugget Falls on Mendenhall Lake on Oct. 31. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

The boomerang look of Nugget Falls on Mendenhall Lake on Oct. 31. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Two quackers chat it up in a downtown yard on Oct. 26. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Two quackers chat it up in a downtown yard on Oct. 26. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

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