We drove down to Portage Valley early this afternoon for some back-country skijoring with Xena. Turned out that the wind was howling up on the ridges of the Chugach Mountains and out on Portage Lake, so we stayed in the woods around Moose Flats. We had a surprise visitor on the Portage River as we were pulling in, a coyote! A gorgeous afternoon with some really dramatic light. Fun day.