We started off 2018 with a beautiful dog run! This video was taken at about 1:00 PM near the peak of the sun's trip across the sky. It's been over a week since the winter solstice, and we've gained 20 extra minutes of daylight. Can't you tell? Just kidding. The sun still barely clears the horizon; however, that makes for spectacular colors throughout the day. During January, the length of day will exponentially increase until we're gaining about 6:45 per day, at which it will stay throughout February and March. Tour guests always ask how we can handle the darkness, and I reply, Alaska is the land of extremes. Just when you start to grow weary of the dark (or total light during the summer), the world rapidly changes. You just have to get outside regardless of the sun or temperature, and try to experience all Alaska has to offer because before you know it, the seasons have changed!
Thanks to everyone for being a part of the Ryno Team in 2017, and we can't wait to share our adventures with you in 2018! We wish you a Happy New Year filled with friends and family, both human and canine.