Things are black and white in the Frank Church wilderness right now.

The Frank Church Wilderness from the air.

But even though ice covers the surface of the rivers, there is action below.

What's going on under there?

The Big Creek Gorge.

Deep in the Big Creek Canyon, the sun rarely hits the water. I walked down to the Middle Fork of the Salmon and saw the sun twice over about 14 miles.

Ice shelves on Big Creek.

Pictographs made by the Tukudika in the Big Creek Gorge

Waterfall Creek enters the Middle Fork of the Salmon.

The details in the ice are a miniature world when you get close. The back waterfall is about 5 feet tall or so.

Snow on ice; Cougar Cree

These guys don't care that it's February.

If fish could read they'd be better informed.

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