Posted by lwpetersen | May 25, 2016

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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Castner Glacier in the Alaska Range
Posted by lwpetersen | September 5, 2015

I went out for a weekend of hiking in solitude in the Alaska Range. Looking up Castner Creek into the Deltas. Black Cap is on the left, White Princess is...

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Rainbow Mountain - Alaska Range
Posted by lwpetersen | June 8, 2015

I can definitely say now that Rainbow Ridge is as steep as it looks from the road below. I drove down on Saturday, June 6 with the hope of hiking...

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Aurora borealis from the Granite Tors Trail.
Posted by lwpetersen | March 28, 2015

I'm awakened in the night by a shiver. I had somehow found my way deep in my sleeping bag, sticking my nose toward the tiny cinched opening above me for...

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Gorgeous golden light on the tors and surrounding hills at Angel Rocks
Posted by lwpetersen | March 17, 2015

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 lwpetersen | February 12, 2015

I don't usually start venturing into the Alaska Range until March. The temperature becomes a bit nicer, the snow is deeper and more supportive, and we have much longer days....

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Posted by lwpetersen | October 31, 2014

I have a new Quick Guide to hiking in this area! A water carved canyon along a lateral moraine on the Canwell Glacier - gallery | printsLiving as close as...

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Posted by lwpetersen | October 21, 2014

This is the view to the north and east from the Thoro Ridge, a bit west of the Alpine Trail near the Eielson Visitor Center. This summer I went hiking...

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Posted by lwpetersen | October 2, 2014

Along the Richardson Highway near the Donnelly Creek Campground. Driving through Red Rock Canyon is a slow kind of exciting. I barely reach 10 miles per hour as alders scrape...

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Posted by lwpetersen | May 13, 2014

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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