Ice

I really love ice… I always have. From the mountain glaciers to the frozen rivers and lakes, to the beautiful chunks sitting on anĀ Alaskan beach in winter, to the magnificent frozen winter waterfalls, It’s mysterious and compelling visuals always keep me interested.

These last weeks in Haines has seen the temperatures at night near zero and daytime temps a little higher. The receding tide at Lookout Point near town has produced some fantastic and intriguing specimens of this wonderful natural art form.

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Alaska Beach Ice
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Chilkat Spindrift Sunset

Out on the Chikat River ice after work today sees the sun dipping behind the omnipotent peaks of the mighty Chilkat Range and spindfift blasting from it’s summits. The wind must have been over 60 mph up there. Out there on the frozen river, the temps were close to zero with the windchill. Alaska in winter is spectacular to say the least…