Photo #590 – 06.27.10
The Wheaton River in April
After many months of really cold temperatures and a bit of snow (sometimes quite a bit of snow!), lower elevation rivers in the Yukon Territory start opening up sometime in April. In the photo above, taken in mid-April, the ice on this section of the Wheaton River has nearly disappeared entirely except for a small area on the right side. With a nice mix of flowing water, ice and snow, this photo of the Wheaton River valley really captures the beauty of the Yukon on a clear, spring day.