Evening ski on the Tanana River

While watching the Yukon Quest a couple weeks ago the transmission locked on my walk-around lens and I couldn't manual focus at all, so I figured it was time to get a new one. Since...

Aurora Borealis – February 8, 2014

Another late night/early morning, surprise showing of the northern lights.  "No time! Run down the street with the camera in your pajamas!" The bands started to shimmer and move . . . fast. This wasn't...

2014 Start of the Yukon Quest

Kate and I made it (barely) to the start of the Yukon Quest this year. We arrived at the start later than I had intended after breakfast, when I came to the realization that I...

Aurora Borealis – January 1, 2014

You couldn't ask for much more; we had a phenomenal (if not short) northern lights display on the first night of the year 2014. I took the dog out for a snowshoe walk for a...

December 08, 2013 – website updates and some aurora from last night

*A few site updates today: I have a new facebook page where I'll be posting a lot of content over the next few weeks and hopefully holding a raffle for some prints and a canvas...

Autumn light in the interior

One day you wake up and realize it's already a few days into November. What happened? It's really sad because there's not a lot to do outside right now. There's not enough snow for skiing,...

Pulsating aurora

On the morning of October 30 I woke up and went outside to use the outhouse, like everyone does in the morning, and the sky was pulsing green. Pulsating aurora frequently happens after an evening...


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Evening stroll at UAF | October 2, 2013

Kate, Moose, and I took another long walk, this time on the UAF trails. It won't be long before most of the trails are closed for skiing only, so we're trying to get in some...

Sunrises and rainy day walks

The color in the sky before we got to UAF on Friday was spectacular. It faded quickly as the Sun broke over the horizon. I just barely managed to get a few shots around IARC...

Another pretty morning

Only one more day until it's officially fall. I took a few photos on the way to work this morning, most of the snow from Wednesday is now gone. Since I'm running the Equinox Marathon...

First snow | September 18, 2013

Waking up in Fairbanks, Alaska on September 18, 2013 to a summ-fall-winter wonderland: All the summer and fall foliage meshed well with the white snow. It was kind of gorgeous . . . I sat...

The end of autumn

Autumn was a little weird in the interior this year. The colors have been much muted compared to the last few years, which I'd guess has something to do with the really hot summer we...

Equinox Marathon course elevation profile
To do in Fairbanks: Equinox Marathon – with or without snow

The forecast for Saturday is for snow, which is the day of the Equinox Marathon, that I am "running" in again. I must use quotes around the word 'running', because last year, around mile 20,...

Black Rapids Glacier: September 2013

I spent two days doing field work on the Black Rapids Glacier in the Alaska Range. Since I was using helicopter support to wrap up equipment for the season there was no need to camp...

Some videos from Black Rapids

This is the first 9.5 minutes of the flight in to the Black Rapids Glacier. Kind of boring and bumpy, but some people might like it. I think video does a better job at representing...

Weather day – leisurely drive on the Richardson Highway

Monday night I was geared up, out the door, and ready to head to the Black Rapids Glacier. I stopped by Fred Meyer's to pick up some last minute food and batteries. I called the...

The end of summer

It's nearing the end of summer; the leaves have just begun to change. Daylight is quickly disappearing with every day shortened by nearly seven minutes. The night is starting to take hold. One evening last...

Black Rapids Glacier: July 24-July 5 2013 | Days 7-12

(continuing from Days 2-6) After a kind of lazy Sunday where we mostly hung around camp to throw the cover on the theodolite whenever it really started to rain, it looked like the weather was...

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