Snow levels dropped again a bit. I always enjoy the way the first snows of fall bring out the textures in the cliffs and steep slopes of the mountain peaks. As the season progresses and snow gets deeper, smoothing out the roughness, the mountains are no less striking, but today I took a moment appreciate the the views offered by this brief shoulder season.
I got a report today from Matt D. of sand lance spawning on the small sand patch in front of his place on Galankin Island. He said it was the second year in a row he has seen it, after never having seen it before last year.