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
Castner Creek to Castner Glacier

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 | November 22, 2014
Drive to Valdez and Stan Stephen’s Cruise

Valdez is a quaint harbor town of 4000 bordered by the beautiful Prince William Sound, the majestic Chugach Mountains, and enormous glacier-fed waterfalls. In the summer it's full of tourists,...

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

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

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Posted by lwpetersen | October 21, 2014
Hiking the Thoro Ridge

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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A stream in the Rainbow Basin between the Canwell Glacier and Rainbow Ridge in the Eastern Alaska Range.
Posted by lwpetersen | 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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Silhouettes of Granite Tors in the Chena River State Recreation Area at sunset.
Posted by lwpetersen | 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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Posted by lwpetersen | May 5, 2014
On the verge of green at Angel Rocks

Over the weekend the birch trees greened up here in Fairbanks, a bit early this year. It probably helps that we've had a few days in the 70's already. The...

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Posted by lwpetersen | April 21, 2014
Easter Sunday in Denali National Park

It's already getting difficult to get to places far from home by sunrise. The Sun is now rising before 6 am and setting just before 10 pm while we gain...

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Posted by lwpetersen | March 31, 2014
Early spring hike in Denali National Park

My self portrait with Denali I left Fairbanks at 5 am and drove down the Parks Highway on the last day of March. In the roughly 125 mile drive I...

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Posted by lwpetersen | March 15, 2014
Weekend Getaway

It's been a really long time since Kate and I have had a moment to ourselves. Between school, work, schoolwork, field work, travel, trying to keep a clean dry cabin,...

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