Ice Crystals in R-Channels
Posted by Lee Petersen | September 5, 2020
Ice Crystals in R-Channels

Photos and brief description of ice crystal growth in an R-channel, or Röthlisberger style subglacial channel in winter - Castner Glacier - Alaska Range

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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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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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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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Posted by Lee Petersen | May 14, 2020
Sunlight on the Savage

Purchase Print Sunlight glimmering off the frozen Savage River in February. Taken at the end of a long day hiking the Savage Alpine Trail and some of the nearby mountains....

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McGinnis Peak – Fresh Snow
Posted by Lee Petersen | May 13, 2020
McGinnis Peak – Fresh Snow

Looking at McGinnis Peak towering over the Black Rapids Glacier Purchase Print In the short summer, water scours the glacier surface creating a ripple-like surface on the ice going down-glacier....

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Filling the Sky
Posted by Lee Petersen | May 12, 2020
Filling the Sky

Northern lights over snowy hills in Alaska

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Sunset in The White Mountains
Posted by Lee Petersen | May 11, 2020
Sunset in The White Mountains

Purchase Print Gorgeous color fills the sky over the White Mountains from the Wickersham Dome Trail. Only about 45 miles outside of Fairbanks, this is a great spot for hiking,...

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Aurora Borealis Viewing from Murphy Dome
Posted by Lee Petersen | May 10, 2020
Aurora Borealis Viewing from Murphy Dome

Murphy Dome is a great place to view the aurora borealis from September to April in Fairbanks, Alaska. Directions, map, and some info to help you get there.

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