Posted by lwpetersen | September 26, 2010
Starvation Gulch at UAF

It's a really, really big bonfire. Actually it was 4 really big bonfires, each one bigger than the first. They kind of surround the crowd in a semicircle. It gets...

Posted by lwpetersen | September 22, 2010
Some More Pictures to Check Out

So, my friend, colleague, and classmate, Jason has been taking some great aurora photos here in Fairbanks. I strongly urge you to check them out on his flickr site here....

Posted by lwpetersen | September 21, 2010
Elusive Denali

I finally got a picture of it to share. It's pretty lousy, but still awesome seeing as its about 150 miles away. I took this picture outside the Reichardt Building...

Posted by lwpetersen | September 18, 2010
Last Week

Last week was our first really hard week. Lots of homework due, lots of class planning and grading, additional non-homework classwork, then there's the time spent just trying to figure...

Posted by lwpetersen | September 14, 2010
Four Oddities of Fairbanks (from an outsider)

(1) So the last week has been (apparently) unseasonably warm here in Fairbanks. That being said, the last two days we have woken up to 32 [deg F] temperatures. Even...

Posted by lwpetersen | September 6, 2010
Beautiful, Beautiful Denali National Park

Denali National Park is gorgeous. I will be posting most of the pictures on flickr (Denali Set) over the next couple of days, but for now I'll just share some...

Posted by lwpetersen | September 2, 2010
1st Day of School

My classes have officially begun! When Kate dropped me off today in front of the Reichardt Building (physics, chemistry, and geology departments) we were treated to a fantastic view of...

Posted by lwpetersen | September 1, 2010
September 1st, not quite a frost

But, it did get a little chilly. The car told me it was 36 [deg F] this morning. The leaves are more yellow when compared with yesterday. Yes, Autumn is...

Posted by lwpetersen | August 30, 2010
All Photos Have Been Posted!

All the pictures Kate and I have taken from the drive and the first couple of weeks in Fairbanks have been posted to my Flickr account.http://www.flickr.com/photos/leepetersen/If you haven't used Flickr...

Posted by lwpetersen | August 30, 2010
The Trip, (continued) LAST DAY!

Whitehorse, Yukon to Fairbanks, Alaska! Driving was getting tiring, but the scenery was unbelievable. I think we had been driving alongside big mountains for about a thousand miles. We left...

Posted by lwpetersen | August 29, 2010
The Trip, (continued) Day 6

Fort Nelson, British Columbia to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory Enter the Canadian Rockies. It’s a lot like the U.S. Rockies without the people and places. In other words, they are very...

Posted by lwpetersen | August 29, 2010
The Trip (continued), Day 5

Edmonton, Alberta to Fort Nelson, British Columbia Today we drove through land that reminds me very much of eastern Montana or Wyoming. There are very dry, rolling, slightly rocky hills...