Worthington Glacier under a thick coating of snow. Soon it will be summer, and only the icy snow of the glacier itself will remain white.
Here in Thompson Pass, snowmachiners are enjoying the long, warm days, and the densely packed snow, in one of their last outings of the season.
The first ride away from home in the spring finds plenty of snow still in the Pass, but dry roads and mild temperatures hold promise of the summer to come.
At the foot of Thompson Pass, near Lowe River, swans rest in a small roadside pond while awaiting open water in their nesting areas farther north.
While the mountains surrounding Port Valdez are still shrouded with snow, the dock and city streets have long since been warmed and dried by the spring's abundant sunlight.