A hiker on the Gulkana Glacier
Posted by Lee Petersen | September 6, 2020
Late summer day hikes around Fairbanks

Late summer day-hiking near Fairbanks in 2020. Photos from the Gulkana Glacier, Nome Creek, Creamer's Field, and Angel Rocks.

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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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Mt. Healy, High Blood Pressure, and Not COVID – July 2020
Posted by Lee Petersen | August 30, 2020
Mt. Healy, High Blood Pressure, and Not COVID – July 2020

In late July, Cat and I attempted to hike Mt. Healy via Bison Gulch, just south of Healy, Alaska. It gets added to the list of failed attempts on my...

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Park visitors speak with Denali National Park Rangers and staff outside the Visitor Center which is closed for the 2020 summer season due to COVID-19.
Posted by Lee Petersen | July 25, 2020
Weekend in Denali – Year of COVID-19

At the beginning of July, we spent a weekend in Denali, camping for 2 nights at the Riley Creek Campground. For a change, we weren't off for big adventures, but...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | June 26, 2020
Water and Ice

Water and ice seem to possess a never-ending range of color and texture. This project involves capturing images of the detail, complexity, and range of color of water and ice.

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hiking in nome creek
Posted by Lee Petersen | June 19, 2020
Alaska Spring 2020 – Hiking in the Year of COVID-19

I don't need to say that the spring of 2020 has been . . . interesting. For everyone. Here in Fairbanks, we finished off one of the coldest winters since...

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Light Pillars
Posted by Lee Petersen | April 29, 2020
Light Pillars

A light pillar display over Fairbanks on a very cold January evening in Fairbanks, Alaska. This photo was taken from the University of Alaska near the Geophysical Institute. Typically the...

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Visitor in the Snow
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 26, 2020
Visitor in the Snow

I saw the head following me, it was a Great Horned owl, the tufted ears being the giveaway. The Great Horned is the only tufted ear owl in Alaska.

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Castner Ice Cave
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 20, 2020
Castner Ice Cave

Cat inspects a columnar ice crystal that had fallen from the ceiling Yesterday, in an effort to avoid people amidst a growing outbreak of COVID-19 cases in Fairbanks, Cat and...

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Hello Otter
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 11, 2020
Hello Otter

A sea otter watches us in Valdez Harbor. These guys are so curious, playful, and absolutely adorable! The largest member of the weasel family, the sea otter is one of...

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