Gorgeous golden light on the tors and surrounding hills at Angel Rocks
Posted by Lee Petersen | 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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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 Lee Petersen | February 12, 2015
Castner Creek to Castner Glacier

Looking for a hiking guide to the Castner Glacier? I don’t usually start venturing into the Alaska Range until March. The temperature becomes a bit warmer, the snow is deeper...

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-40 degrees in front of the UAF sign
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 7, 2015
Cold, Ester Dome, Chena Lake, and Tors

One of my best friends, Jenn from New Hampshire just made her second visit to Fairbanks, this time braving the bitter winter temps in hopes of seeing the aurora. After...

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Incredible northern lights display over a snow-clad forest in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Posted by Lee Petersen | January 26, 2015
Boreal Winter – Black and White, Day and Night

Welcome to the Alaska interior, welcome to the boreal forest. This is a unique biome. Coniferous trees dominate the landscape, yet stands of birch and aspen remain plentiful in many...

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The week when the northern lights wouldn’t quit
Posted by Lee Petersen | January 8, 2015
The week when the northern lights wouldn’t quit

Purchase Print Where do I even begin? I mean, the title kind of says it all. As I sit here writing, I am purely exhausted. I was driving to the...

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Panorama of the new Polaris sculpture and Immaculate Conception Church and the downtown Fairbanks "skyline". Nice warm light in the early afternoon.
Posted by Lee Petersen | December 2, 2014
Fairbanks in Black and White

  From October until April we live in a mostly monochromatic world. The sky makes some pretty dramatic colors at sunrise and sunset, but in the middle of the day...

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Crossing a stream on the Canwell Glacier
Posted by Lee Petersen | October 31, 2014
Exploring the Canwell Glacier

Hiking Guide to The Canwell Glacier Below A water carved canyon along a lateral moraine on the Canwell Glacier - gallery | prints Living as close as we do to...

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A stream in the Rainbow Basin between the Canwell Glacier and Rainbow Ridge in the Eastern Alaska Range.
Posted by Lee Petersen | October 2, 2014
Camping in the Rainbow Basin

Driving through Red Rock Canyon is a slow kind of exciting. I barely reach 10 miles per hour as alders scrape both sides of the car on the single lane,...

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Blue stream on the Black Rapids Glacier in the Eastern Alaska Range
Posted by Lee Petersen | July 2, 2014
Black Rapids Glacier: Summer 2014

The theme of this season was certainly "precipitation". I kept thinking about the Forrest Gump quote, "One day, it started raining, and it didn't quit for 4 months". Luckily we...

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Silhouettes of Granite Tors in the Chena River State Recreation Area at sunset.
Posted by Lee Petersen | May 13, 2014
Finally, Granite Tors

Every year that I've been in Alaska I have wanted to hike out to the Granite Tors. Every year I haven't gone. My friend Jason has done the same. Until...

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