Posted by lwpetersen | May 25, 2016
Hike up Nome Creek

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
Aurora Borealis – September 11, 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
Summer – Denali National Park

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
Castner Glacier for the 4th of July

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
Day at Rainbow Ridge

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
Two nights on the Tors trail

I'm awakened in the night by a shiver. I have 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
Photo of the Week – “Northern Lights Spiral”

"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
Winter at Angel Rocks

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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Excellent light in the early afternoon as the sun hung right over the hills behind me. We were walking through beautiful, scenic taiga for a while, but to me something seemed to stand out with these small black spruce. If you don't know it, I am a lover of these boreal forests. These 4 trees in the foreground really stood out and seemed to both frame the scene as the subject of it. You see through it the rest of the open taiga and forest all the way up the hills in the background. Simple and expansive.
Posted by lwpetersen | February 15, 2015
Photo of the Week — “4 Trees in the Light”

4 Trees in the Light" - Photo of the week ending January 31, 2015 The light was excellent in the early afternoon as the sun hung right over the hills...

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Sunrise over the Tanana - Along the Richardson Highway north of Delta Junction. We were on our way from Fairbanks to the Delta Mountains - Eastern Alaska Range.
Posted by lwpetersen | February 12, 2015
Castner Creek to Castner Glacier

I don't usually start venturing into the Alaska Range until March. The temperature becomes a bit nicer, the snow is deeper and more supportive, and we have much longer days....

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