Today I packed up most of the camera stuff so that I will be ready to go tomorrow morning. While I was out I saw a ton of three-toed animal tracks. Three toes should mean a bird but the tracks were pretty big. It turns out they were ptarmigan tracks. The ptarmigan have "fur" on their feet (and beaks) so that they don't sink into the snow - like snowshoes. Pretty cool except the ptarmigan seemed to think of the area behind our building as a toilet - I saw TONS of ptarmigan poop, they must eat lots of grass in the winter.