Winter is here in Prudhoe, but it’s not as bad as it sounds. Today was wonderful. Light winds and some snow. Lots of wildlife around now as it seems as many have been waiting for ice so they can get around on foot easier. There are several arctic foxes hanging around. On the way back from Northstar today, we saw a snowy (?) owl on the ice, eating something – presumably a bird. It looked like perhaps the foxes caught sent of that and were out looking for scraps.
Sunset was around 6 pm, and a blood-red sky. This weather in the 20’s and snow, even though “winter”, is comfortable and calm. I did note the place looks much more “civilized” today. It’s dark in the morning, and the extent you can see where the oil field extends is shown by all the lights in the distance.
Mark Stopha and Sara Hannan
Alaska Wild Salmon Company
Wild Salmon and Salmon Pet Treats
4455 N. Douglas Hwy
Juneau, AK 99801