You can see, that despite the cool over night temperature that had created just a thin skim of new ice, the lake is much more 'open' than it had been the afternoon before. You have to remember that we are now in the land of almost 24 hours of sunshine.....
Shantz did find enough ice to make her happy. This 'berg' disintegrated under her, which is why we had a wet dog to start the day with. As she rides in her kennel in the back seat of the truck, it really didn't matter.
This view, taken with my small camera, shows Atlin Lake in the distance, but also shows the really arid terrain.
This is a closer view of some of the plants growing in this very dry location. A type of Jacob's Ladder (there are a number of types of this plant) and also a type of Cinquefoil