Today, RGA photography guide Thomas Hartmann and I went canoeing in the Eagle Preserve. It was 10 degrees outside, sunny with no wind. Six inches of snow had fallen in the last few days. “Pancake Ice” had formed on the river, and was floating alongside the canoe. At some points, we had difficulty making progress as the pancakes had coalesced, so we stopped paddling and floated with the ice. There were hundreds of eagles and the scenery was spectacular. With almost thirty years in Haines, today has to go down as one of the most beautiful in memory! Joe
Photo by Thomas Hartmann.