Castner Ice Cave
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 20, 2020
Castner Ice Cave

Cat inspects a columnar ice crystal that had fallen from the ceiling Yesterday, in an effort to avoid people amidst a growing outbreak of COVID-19 cases in Fairbanks, Cat and...

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Castner Glacier – Hiking Guide
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 6, 2020
Castner Glacier – Hiking Guide

A casual back-country day hike to a large glacier, or start of a mountaineering adventure, the Castner Glacier offers great hikes and views of ice caves.

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Savage Alpine Trail
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 1, 2020
Savage Alpine Trail

The Savage Alpine Trail is a 6.5-mile loop or 4.2-mile point-to-point day hike in Denali National Park with beautiful alpine vistas and valley views.

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Hikers overlooking the Harding Icefield at the end of the Harding Icefield Trail
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 23, 2020
Harding Icefield Trail

Hiking guide with photos to the Harding Icefield Trail in the Kenai Fjords National Park near Seward, Alaska. Easily one of the most stunning hikes I've been on.

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Rock balancing on ice over a glacial stream on the Black Rapids Glacier in the Alaska Range
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 17, 2020
Glacier Stream

Balancing boulder over a stream on the Black Rapids Glacier Purchase Print This photo was taken in June on the Black Rapids Glacier in the Alaska Range. We were camping...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | December 29, 2019
Biking the Park Road

Three day bike tour in Denali National Park before the tourist season opens. Dall sheep, grizzly bears, and ptarmigan were spotted among other animals along with some beautiful vistas.

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Hiker descending the Savage Alpine Trail to the Savage River in Denali National Park in winter.
Posted by Lee Petersen | July 11, 2019
Winter Hiking in Denali National Park

(Link to a few trail maps and hiking guides below) Winter is my favorite season in Denali National Park. It is empty. I rarely run into anyone, and when I...

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blueberries
Posted by Lee Petersen | 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...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | August 31, 2011
Wandering through the Alaska Range

(The whole photo set from this post with full-size images is in the gallery here.) Last Friday I woke up early in the morning, there was a crescent moon in...

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