Posted by lwpetersen | September 18, 2013
First snow | September 18, 2013

Waking up in Fairbanks, Alaska on September 18, 2013 to a summ-fall-winter wonderland: All the summer and fall foliage meshed well with the white snow. It was kind of gorgeous...

Posted by lwpetersen | September 17, 2013
The end of autumn

Autumn was a little weird in the interior this year. The colors have been much muted compared to the last few years, which I'd guess has something to do with...

Posted by lwpetersen | September 16, 2013
To do in Fairbanks: Equinox Marathon – with or without snow

Kate was driving me to work this morning when we heard on the radio that there is a good chance of snow this week. I checked the 7 day forecast...

Posted by lwpetersen | September 8, 2013
Black Rapids Glacier: September 2013

I spent two days doing field work on the Black Rapids Glacier in the Alaska Range. Since I was using helicopter support to wrap up equipment for the season there...

Posted by lwpetersen | September 7, 2013
Some videos from Black Rapids

This is the first 9.5 minutes of the flight in to the Black Rapids Glacier. Kind of boring and bumpy, but some people might like it. I think video does...

Posted by lwpetersen | September 7, 2013
Weather day – leisurely drive on the Richardson Highway

Monday night I was geared up, out the door, and ready to head to the Black Rapids Glacier. I stopped by Fred Meyer's to pick up some last minute food...

Posted by lwpetersen | August 31, 2013
The end of summer

It's nearing the end of summer; the leaves have just begun to change. Daylight is quickly disappearing with every day shortened by nearly seven minutes. The night is starting to...

Posted by lwpetersen | August 28, 2013
Black Rapids Glacier: July 24-July 5 2013 | Days 7-12

(continuing from Days 2-6) After a kind of lazy Sunday where we mostly hung around camp to throw the cover on the theodolite whenever it really started to rain, it...

Posted by lwpetersen | August 26, 2013
Denali Highway and Denali National Park in a day

*Updated post with new photos. Check out the full gallery too, there are a ton more photos! It's hard to believe that Kate and I have been living in Alaska...

Posted by lwpetersen | August 19, 2013
To do in Fairbanks: Picking blueberries in August

See the full gallery here. Sunday was just another one of 'those' days on Murphy Dome. The 80 degree temperatures have finally gone away and the forecast mentioned it would...

Posted by lwpetersen | July 20, 2013
Black Rapids Glacier: June 24-July 5 2013 | Days 2-6

With all the gear on top of the moraine, the theodolite and radar running more or less continuously, we spent the next day placing all the reflectors for the theodolite...

Posted by lwpetersen | July 14, 2013
Day on the Richardson and hike over Canwell Glacier

Our dog, Moose hiking on the jeep trail above the Canwell Glacier. Kate, Moose, and I drove down the Richardson hike out by the Canwell Glacier. This was Moose's first...