Northern lights reflecting off of overflow on the Chena River
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 14, 2020
Aurora Overflow

Aurora over the frozen Chena River Buy This Print I took this photo along the Angel Rocks trail in the Chena River State Recreation Area. Here the aurora borealis is...

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A musher sets out for a cold evening run on the Tanana River. All I can see against the setting Sun is the silhouettes of the musher with his dogs and the trees in the distance. The fog around the dogs is actually from their breath - the air was 40 below.
Posted by Lee Petersen | January 25, 2020
Cold River

Cold River Buy This Print A musher sets out for a cold evening run on the Tanana River. All I can see against the setting Sun is the silhouettes of...

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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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-40 degrees in front of the UAF sign
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 7, 2015
Cold, Ester Dome, Chena Lake, and Tors

One of my best friends, Jenn from New Hampshire just made her second visit to Fairbanks, this time braving the bitter winter temps in hopes of seeing the aurora. After...

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Winter in the Alaska Interior is all about the extended "blue hour". We have over 3 hours of twilight on either side of the sunrise and sunset. Recent snow has been caked to all the branches.
Posted by Lee Petersen | January 1, 2015
Photo of the Week — “Snowy Blues”

My last "photo of the week" for 2014 . . . I'm crazily excited to see what 2015 will bring! The "blue hour" - that period of twilight before the...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | February 18, 2014
Evening ski on the Tanana River

While watching the Yukon Quest a couple weeks ago the transmission locked on my walk-around lens and I couldn't manual focus at all, so I figured it was time to...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | March 6, 2012
Castner Creek and Castner Glacier

The snowy drive south of Delta Junction. Last weekend was the last outing for the ski mountaineering class. Saturday morning we drove down the Richardson Highway. After a brief stop...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | February 27, 2012
Ski Mountaineering

This semester I've been taking a class in ski mountaineering with Stan Justice from the Alaska Alpine Club and UAF. It's been a lot of fun and I've learned a...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | February 9, 2012
Pretty night under the full moon, but where is the aurora?

Birch trees in the front yard under the full moonlight. The other night the moon was full and it made for a pretty bright night. However, this has been the...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | November 16, 2010
10,. . . 9, . . . 8, . . . 7, . . .

. . . 6, . . .It's a countdown alright, just like New Years except we're not counting down time, but degrees fahrenheit. This is kind of exciting. It's about...

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