Its been a busy few weeks and the preserve is coming alive. We’ve seen quite a few moose and numerous active eagle nests. The sunny weather streak finally took a break to give us some much needed rain, but it looks like its back to warm and dry next week. We also had our first Bike and Rafters. Steven and Gina pedaled the 21 miles from Sockeye Cycle to the heart of the preserve in an easy 2 hours before rafting down the Chilkat River. Here are some photos from the last few days.
Melting snow reveals stories of winter survival and otherwise. Wolves leave this kill picked clean as spring buds emerge an the Eulacon scouts arrive at the mouth of the Chilkat. Rafting season is right around the corner and we’re looking forward to a new host of spring birds, eagles and calving moose. Raft rips begin May first and a tranquil float through the eagle preserve is sure to please spring birders.
It can be hard being here now, it’s dark and cold, too cold one week and not cold enough the next. Last week we saw almost 10 below and now its pushing 40. Not much snow yet this new year, not much ice for hockey either. Lots of friends out of town for the holidays. Lots of Facebook posts from Hawaii. And yet every day is a little lighter than the last, and when the sky clears you feel alive. Now is the best time for family time, quiet time, paper work time, and for just being. Happy new year everybody!