Unalakleet — 7 below zero here this morning. I was happy to have a nice early breakfast with my friends the Ekenweilers. As usual, they loaned me their snowmachine and I went out before the sunrise and throughout the sun rising to shoot some nice stuff I think. I am SO grateful for their generosity, because without it, I could not get the shots I get. Sure was chilly though. After 30 above, and to 7 below, I had my big parka on to keep warm. It’s always more of an ordeal to shoot with all that gear, but seeing the results makes it work. More than once I was saying, “what am I doing here” as my hands were getting to the point of not feeling. It’s warming up now and hope to move down the trail later on.