This winter has been strange. In November we had record breaking cold. The thermometer hit -40° multiple times and the cold was relentless. Then came December . . . the temperatures turned to near freezing, it even rained once. It was really comfortable outside. We just had the fifth coldest January on record, even dropping below -50° F for a couple of days. Toward the end of the month it was rare to see temperatures above 35 below. Now February is here and it has been near freezing again. I’m more than comfortable to wander around outside in a t-shirt and this is just silly. The whole week forecast looks like this. I think that if we enter into March and the temperatures plummet I must quit science and become an astrologer/numerologist.
I just hope the snow doesn’t start melting. I just got new skis and am eager to use them, often. Sunday I went out to Moose Mountain. The snow was phenomenal, the temperatures were in the teens and it was a lot of fun. Moose Mountain is a pretty cool experience too, no chairlifts. Instead you take a bus to the top of the mountain. Since it was Superbowl Sunday, I felt like I had the whole place to myself!
Moose Mountain in the afternoon light after the last bus run, 4pm.
Purchase Prints or License | It’s hard to see much of the mountain from the lodge. The view from Ester Dome is better. Those are the White Mountains in the background.
Speaking of afternoon light, the last few days have been amazing with clear skies!
Purchase Prints or License | The Tanana Valley and the Alaska Range from UAF, looking over the airport. The sky was pretty cool, but I thought the light on the trees was spectacular!