Yellow flowers of labrador lousewort taken in Nome Creek, Alaska.
Posted by Lee Petersen | June 17, 2020
Labrador Lousewort – Pedicularis labradorica

Labrador lousewort is a 5-15 inch partially parasitic plant with an inflorescence of yellow flowers. Native to Alaska, Canada and Greenland it grows in bogs and tundra.

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map of hiking and travel locations in alaska
Posted by Lee Petersen | June 13, 2020
Alaska Guide Map (Full)

Map to travel and hiking locations around Alaska. Each location has a link to a guide on that spot with more detail and things to do or see.

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Twin Bears Trails
Posted by Lee Petersen | June 13, 2020
Twin Bears Trails

The Twin Bears Trail is a relatively easy day hike at mile 29.5 Chena Hot Springs Road. The approximately 5-mile hike gains over 1300 ft. in elevation.

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InReach Explorer+ satellite communication device by Garmin
Posted by Lee Petersen | June 11, 2020
Review: Garmin InReach Explorer+

The Garmin InReach Explorer+ is a handheld GPS and Iridium satellite communication device. It has a long battery life and great navigational capability.

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Caribou running across alpine tundra at the top of the Eielson Alpine Trail
Posted by Lee Petersen | June 9, 2020
Eielson Alpine Trail – Denali National Park Hiking

The Eielson Alpine Trail is a short, steep hike at the Eielson Visitor Center in Denali National Park. Great views of the mountain and wildlife opportunity!

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Purple Mountain Saxifrage flowers in rocky talus near the Black Rapids Glacier
Posted by Lee Petersen | June 9, 2020
Purple Mountain Saxifrage – Saxifraga oppositifolia

Purple mountain saxifrage is a low-growing, small, matted plant with dark green rounded and scaly leaves earning it the name French Knot. It's petals are edible, but bitter.

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peak design camera pro
Posted by Lee Petersen | June 6, 2020
Review: Peak Design CapturePro Camera Clip

As an avid hiker carrying a DSLR, I find this to be a necessity. I love it and have used it now for 5 years. It's durable, comfortable, and easy...

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narcissus-flowered anemone on Ester Dome in Fairbanks, Alaska
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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