After a day and night of wind-driven snow and white-out conditions, I was so excited to see what the snowstorm had brought to the valley that I couldn’t wait for sunrise. I was tromping around outside before dawn with my camera. The creek and river were frozen all the way across. Snowdrifts covered the trail in waist-deep snow. Before the Coast Guard ice-breaker came through to open the channel, I walked across the frozen river to the opposite shore.