Giant spiral single leaf(?) plant. Sturdy red stalk and toothed edges.
See photo of Coltsfoot taken "early in the season" at Barrow by Leslie Pierce: http://www.north-slope.org/departments/wildlife-management/other-topics/common-plants-north-slope/list-of-plants-north-slope/plant-list-b-c#BeachGreens
The plants commonly referred to as Butterbur are found in the daisy family Asteraceae in the genus Petasites. They are mostly quite robust plants with thick, creeping underground rhizomes and large Rhubarb-like leaves during the growing season. Another common name for many species of this genus is Sweet Coltsfoot.