hiking in nome creek
Posted by Lee Petersen | June 19, 2020
Alaska Spring 2020 – Hiking in the Year of COVID-19

I don't need to say that the spring of 2020 has been . . . interesting. For everyone. Here in Fairbanks, we finished off one of the coldest winters since...

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Aurora Borealis Viewing from Murphy Dome
Posted by Lee Petersen | May 10, 2020
Aurora Borealis Viewing from Murphy Dome

Murphy Dome is a great place to view the aurora borealis from September to April in Fairbanks, Alaska. Directions, map, and some info to help you get there.

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Supraglacial stream in the Alaska Range
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 20, 2020
Canwell Glacier and Rainbow Basin – Hiking Guide

The Canwell Glacier is an approximately 10-mile long valley glacier on the south side of the Delta Mountains in the Eastern Alaska Range. It is reasonably easy to access the...

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Snow covered spruce trees
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 20, 2020
Motionless

Snow-clad trees in Fairbanks, Alaska Forest Photo Gallery There's something insanely spooky about walking through the boreal forests here in the winter. All the hunched over ghosts of snow-covered, stunted...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | February 19, 2020
Twilight Aurora

Aurora in Twilight Buy This Print Watching the northern lights before it's dark is one of the most amazing experiences. The cobalt blue sky is already striking. The emerald and...

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Arctic ground squirrel eating a plant in Denali National Park
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 16, 2020
Arctic Ground Squirrel

The Arctic ground squirrel lives only in subarctic North America and eastern Asia. Spending 7 to 8 months of the year in hibernation, these little critter's body temperature drops to...

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The landscape at Angel Rocks
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 13, 2020
Angel Rocks – Trail Guide

The hike is steep, but not for long. It’s just less than 1-mile of climbing, and the steepest section is very short-lived at about 0.4-miles. The views are worth the...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | February 12, 2020
Meadows over Exit Glacier

Buy This Print This photo was taken on the Harding Icefield Trail at Kenai Fjords National Park. As you step out of the forest on the lower reaches of the...

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The old ammonia leaching plant at the Kennecott copper mine. To the left is the largely debris covered Kennicott Glacier (yes, the spelling is different) and the flanks of Mt. Blackburn (16,390 ft - 4,996 m) hiding behind the clouds.
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 11, 2020
Kennecott

Ammonia leaching plant - Wrangell St. Elias National Park Buy This Print The old ammonia leaching plant at the Kennecott copper mine. To the left is the largely debris-covered Kennicott...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | February 10, 2020
Black Rapids River

Aerial view of the outflow from the Black Rapids Glacier and some turquoise ponds Rivers and Streams Moraine locked ponds and the silty river flowing out of the Black Rapids...

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