Saturday, January 26, 2013

Beautiful light in the valley filled with frigid air

The light is always stunning when the skies are clear blue. However, with temperatures in the single digits-both positive and negative, the air can be quite biting. Most runs are groomed at Alyeska, but off trail with little fresh snow, the surface is icy.

I don't think temperatures were above 10° today and they may be slightly negative under another gorgeous moon. Expect the same on Monday before snow returns Tuesday or Wednesday. The roads are fairly clear in Girdwood, however parking lots and driveways remain icy. Cleats are highly recommended. Here's the headwall with a little alpenglow coming on....

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