Denali Highway and Denali National Park in a day

*Updated post with new photos. Check out the full gallery too, there are a ton more photos! It's hard to believe that Kate and I have been living in Alaska for three years now and...

blueberries
To do in Fairbanks: Picking blueberries in August

See the full gallery here. Sunday was just another one of 'those' days on Murphy Dome. The 80 degree temperatures have finally gone away and the forecast mentioned it would be "struggling to reach 60"...

Black Rapids Glacier: June 24-July 5 2013 | Days 2-6

With all the gear on top of the moraine, the theodolite and radar running more or less continuously, we spent the next day placing all the reflectors for the theodolite and starting to check up...

Day on the Richardson and hike over Canwell Glacier

Our dog, Moose hiking on the jeep trail above the Canwell Glacier. Kate, Moose, and I drove down the Richardson hike out by the Canwell Glacier. This was Moose's first trip to the Alaska Range...

Black Rapids Glacier: June 24-July 5, 2013 | Day 1

I'm breaking this up into 2 or 3 posts since I have so many pictures and video. The entire (very large) gallery can be found here with full size images. I spent the last couple...

Saturday drive up the Steese to the White Mountains

Kate and I haven't had a lot of time together this summer. Actually, we haven't had a lot of time together this year. Our schedules are very different, especially the summer schedules when she ends...

Black Rapids: Spring 2013

I've been getting ready for our June field work on Black Rapids pretty much since we returned from our spring field work at the end of last month. We were scheduled to fly out on...


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It’s midnight Sun time again

It's that time of year again that the Sun sets in that Alaska summer way, in the morning. Last night was the first night of the season the Sun didn't set. We will have over...

Spring happened?

The brutally long winter came to an end this week. Alaska presented us with the (standard) slap in the face season change. May 17th and 18th it snowed at our house (just two weeks ago)....

Day after Thanksgiving Aurora

The other evening we were met by green skies! Here is a time-lapse and a bunch of pictures. https://vimeo.com/55790487 Four time-lapse sequences. You may want to click on HD first.   Early in the evening...

Starvation Gulch at UAF: 2012 Version

What the hell is Starvation Gulch? That's a pretty big stack of wood.   Autumn is almost gone in Fairbanks and UAF held the Starvation Gulch bonfire/party last night. This was much larger than the...

Black Rapids: August 27-29

The last week of August we returned to Black Rapids for the last time this season. The purpose of this trip was to winterize the 3 continuous gps stations and disconnect their solar panels. Soon...

Happy first day of autumn!

I woke up at about 20 minutes to six this morning. I walked outside and the sky was already turning pink, so I grabbed the camera and tripod and took a few shots. After a...

First aurora shots of the season

It feels like I've been waiting for so long! The sky was almost completely overcast last night, but at midnight Kate was called to babysit. The dog started crying when she left so I went...

Smoke over Fairbanks

There's a new wildfire burning . . . Smoke rises from the Dry Creek Fire southeast of Fairbanks. This shot was taken from the Alaska Dog Mushers Association on August 23, 2012. This fire was...

To Do in Fairbanks: Go for a walk – UAF or Murphy Dome, get beer at Silver Gulch

After a night of barely sleeping and being woken by a barking dog in between bouts of staring at the ceiling it's comforting to have to put on warm slippers and a sweater because the...

Summer Field Maintenance on Black Rapids

This was some of the best light I have ever seen in the mountains. This is still many hours before sunset, but the Sun is already getting quite low. A medium sized stream roars past...

Some weekend pictures

Kate and I had a relaxing, late-spring weekend. It's almost summer now, and the days are really long. I cope with the light, and I sleep, but unfortunately I don't think that I sleep very...

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