...and then there's snow, wind and avalanches. We've already seen a bit of snow in town, and it's only November 4. There's lots of snow up in the 3000ft+ mountains around Juneau. I'm probably going to need studded tires for Dent. The road out to my aunt and uncle's house is pretty treacherous in the winter. There's also an avalanche zone along the road. I believe there are avalanches every year on that mountain, and they usually cover the road. There are snow scientists that can predict avalanches, and they frequently launch charges from across the channel that will trigger avalanches when they know one is imminent. That will be interesting.
|Avalanche sign on Thane Road|
Surprisingly, we had bright sunshine the first eight days I was here. Everyone has been talking about how wonderful October was this year, and it's usually one of the crappier weather months. The summer here was particularly dreary and cold so folks were very appreciative of the good weather. Today is a different story, however.