Narcissus-flowered Anemone – Anemone narcissiflora
Posted by Lee Petersen | June 2, 2020
Narcissus-flowered Anemone – Anemone narcissiflora

The Narcissus-flowered anemone typically has 4-10 white sepals and somewhat hairy, basal leaves. It grows up to 60 cm (23 inches) tall on a long single stem.

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Worthington Glacier State Recreation Site
Posted by Lee Petersen | June 2, 2020
Worthington Glacier State Recreation Site

The Worthington Glacier State Recreation Site is a great roadside stop near Valdez along the Richardson Highway with incredible views of the Glacier.

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College Glacier – Hiking Guide
Posted by Lee Petersen | May 26, 2020
College Glacier – Hiking Guide

Info on hiking College Creek to College Glacier near the Hoodoos on the southern part of the Delta Mountains in the Alaska Range. Good backcountry hiking and fantastic views!

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Teklanika Foothills Hike
Posted by Lee Petersen | May 23, 2020
Teklanika Foothills Hike

A fun, short (~5 mile), back-country, off-trail hike in the Teklanika foothills in Denali National Park. Open tundra and great views of Double Mountain!

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Glacier Cave Entrance
Posted by Lee Petersen | May 20, 2020
Glacier Cave Entrance

The entrance to a glacier cave at the terminus of the Castner Glacier in the eastern Alaska Range. The ceiling of the cave is covered in fine hoarfrost, with crystals...

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Arctic Primrose – Primula eximia
Posted by Lee Petersen | May 19, 2020
Arctic Primrose – Primula eximia

The Arctic primrose tends to live in very wet soil and stream beds. It grows to be about 10-12 cm tall. It has 5 lobed pink or purple-pink petals.

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Pleiades and Aurora
Posted by Lee Petersen | May 19, 2020
Pleiades and Aurora

Purchase Print The Pleiades cluster (upper left) shines brightly in the sky with the aurora borealis over Chena Dome. This photo was taken from the Angel Rocks to Chena Hot...

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Northern Kittentails – Synthyris borealis
Posted by Lee Petersen | May 18, 2020
Northern Kittentails – Synthyris borealis

Northern Kittentails is a small, purple flower about 2-3 cm in diameter. They mostly grow individually in rocky, alpine areas, or in clusters of 2-3 plants.

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Changing Hares
Posted by Lee Petersen | May 16, 2020
Changing Hares

Purchase Print A raggedy looking snowshoe hare slowly gaining its summer coat. They'll typically keep a bit of white on their flanks, feet, and sometimes ears. Otherwise they turn mostly...

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Aftermath
Posted by Lee Petersen | May 15, 2020
Aftermath

Burnt spruce trees left standing on Murphy Dome Purchase Print Last year we heard about the Shovel Creek Fire on Murphy Dome almost every day. It started on June 21,...

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