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...

Posted by lwpetersen | May 5, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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...