Michelle Phillips dog team starting the 2020 Yukon Quest in Fairbanks, Alaska
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 1, 2020
Yukon Quest 2020

This morning 15 dog mushers began their 1000-mile journey on the 2020 Yukon Quest. We watched them all off on their way to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory just as they left...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | December 29, 2019
Biking the Park Road

Three day bike tour in Denali National Park before the tourist season opens. Dall sheep, grizzly bears, and ptarmigan were spotted among other animals along with some beautiful vistas.

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Night Sky over the Chena River along the Angel Rocks Trail.
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 27, 2019
Photo of the Week – “Night Sky over the Chena”

On March 20th there was a coronal mass ejection resulting from a solar flare. It was thought that it was partially earth-directed and that it may result in a G2...

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A stand of spruce trees on Murphy Dome at sunset.
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 21, 2019
Spruce Over the Years

I think 2012 was the first year I photographed this little stand of spruce trees on Murphy Dome. I have kept returning to this spot over the years that I've...

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Watching the first sunrise of 2018 from Ester Dome. Fairbanks, Alaska.
Posted by Lee Petersen | January 3, 2018
Welcome 2018

I'm not big on New Year's resolutions, but I'm still resolving to write more and take more photos in 2018. I've been occupied with work the last couple years and...

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Aurora at Angel Rocks
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 2, 2017
Yikes . . . Has it really been this long?! Spring in Alaska

It sure doesn't feel like it, but it's been over a year since I've published a blog-post. I've still been writing, editing, and updating, but not publishing new things. I've...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | May 25, 2016
Hike up Nome Creek

Ridges and tors over red and yellow valleys to the east of Nome Creek I took a little 12 mile ridge hike at Nome Creek in the White Mountains in...

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Aurora borealis from the Granite Tors Trail.
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 28, 2015
Two nights on the Tors trail

Ghostly aurora from the Granite Tors Trail | Purchase Print I'm awakened in the night by a shiver. I have somehow found my way deep in my sleeping bag, sticking...

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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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-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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