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,...

Posted by lwpetersen | July 2, 2014
Black Rapids Glacier: Summer 2014

Our pilot, Matt in the R44 helicopter taking off on the moraine on the Black Rapids Glacier that will be our campsite for the next 15 days. The theme of...

Posted by lwpetersen | June 6, 2014
Spring marches on

Since it's been a while since I last posted and next week I'll be leaving for field work on the Black Rapids Glacier for two weeks, I thought I should...

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...

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...

Posted by lwpetersen | April 26, 2014
Welcoming Spring in Fairbanks

An absolutely gorgeous day on Smith Lake. If you have a big monitor it's worth clicking on this to view in lightbox. Small screens won't do this panorama justice. The...

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...

Posted by lwpetersen | April 16, 2014
Last Aurora of the Season

Shortly after 11 pm on Friday (April 11) I walked outside to find the sky was still bright with twilight. The stars were shining, and the aurora was as bright...

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...

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,...

Posted by lwpetersen | March 1, 2014
January skies and amazing color

The light in winter time can be quite spectacular in the interior of Alaska, day and night. There is little daylight, and the Sun rises and sets at a shallow...

Posted by lwpetersen | February 28, 2014
Camera settings for Aurora Photography

"Quick! The Aurora is out! What settings should my camera be set to?". It's the most frequent question I see online when there is a geomagnetic storm in progress or...