The sunsets and sunrise would last for 1 1/2 to 2 hours this far north and were often glorious turning the snow different colors and making the snow sculptures made by the snow even more interesting.
This photo is of an Inukshuk which was placed on the hill behind the LacDeGras road camp as a memory to a camp attendant who died of a heart attack a few summers ago. This Inukshuk is made of stone. One of the grader operators on the night shift made one from snow blocks between the two lanes on Mackay Lake. It is depicted below.
This is one of my favorites. The frost on the trees on Gordon Lake gave the tree in front of the rising sun the appearance of a palm tree. There are 4 or 5 caribou on the left side of the island in the photograph.
This photo was taken at the south end of Mackay lake which was the start of the tree line. Many days (probably cooler ones mainly) the horizon in a complete 360 degrees would look like this with the pinks and purples and this would last all day long.
This photo depicts the snow covered rocks and hills colored by the setting sun. This photo was taken near LacDeGras road camp.