Aurora at Angel Rocks
Posted by lwpetersen | February 2, 2017

It sure doesn't feel like it, but it's been over a year since I've published a blog-post. I've still been writing, editing, and updating, but not publishing new things. I've...

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Alignment of Jupiter, Mars, Venus, and Moon with Aurora Borealis
Posted by lwpetersen | May 28, 2016

I woke up early to photograph a cool planetary alignment of Venus, Mars, and Jupiter with a quarter moon. I lucked out because the aurora was still going strong at...

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Posted by lwpetersen | May 25, 2016

Ridges and tors over red and yellow valleys to the east of Nome Creek I took a little 12 mile ridge hike at Nome Creek in the White Mountains in...

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Posted by lwpetersen | December 6, 2015

The first impressive aurora borealis display I witnessed this season was shortly after midnight on September 11. It broke up fairly quickly, becoming diffuse, but it was brilliant for about...

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View from Polychrome Overlook. Denali National Park
Posted by lwpetersen | October 8, 2015

I don't get to Denali National Park as often as I should, especially since I live only 2 hours away. Friend or family visits are an awesome excuse to hit...

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Castner Glacier in the Alaska Range
Posted by lwpetersen | September 5, 2015

I went out for a weekend of hiking in solitude in the Alaska Range. Looking up Castner Creek into the Deltas. Black Cap is on the left, White Princess is...

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Rainbow Mountain - Alaska Range
Posted by lwpetersen | June 8, 2015

I can definitely say now that Rainbow Ridge is as steep as it looks from the road below. I drove down on Saturday, June 6 with the hope of hiking...

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Aurora borealis from the Granite Tors Trail.
Posted by lwpetersen | March 28, 2015

I'm awakened in the night by a shiver. I had somehow found my way deep in my sleeping bag, sticking my nose toward the tiny cinched opening above me for...

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Aurora Borealis spiral over a boreal forest
Posted by lwpetersen | March 17, 2015

"Northern Lights Spiral" -- Photo of the week ending February 7, 2015 The northern lights in a spiral, from the display on February 1st, 2015. You can read about and...

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Gorgeous golden light on the tors and surrounding hills at Angel Rocks
Posted by lwpetersen | March 17, 2015

I wanted to share some photos from a dayhike Jenn and I took this winter at Angel Rocks. I've hiked Angel Rocks in early spring, summer, and fall, and walked...

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