Daily Archives: May 4, 2007

Breaking up Yukon Style

At exactly 1:32 this afternoon, the siren went off signaling the breakup of the Yukon River. As the word spread, everyone stopped what they were doing and headed down to the river. The students of Robert Service School joined the groups of people lining the dike as great chunks of ice floated by at an incredible speed. Within a short period of time the river reverted to its liquid form. I have never seen such an amazing and powerful event and I think many, if not all of us felt the same way.

And the bonus is, Spring is really here now. The temperature is expected to rise to 17 degrees Open Waterand the sun is strong, so this afternoon, armed with bells and bear spray, we are going to hike up the hill behind us so that we can view the open water from above.

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