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

Winter is my favorite season in Denali National Park. It is empty. I rarely run into anyone, and when I do it might be a quick passing in the parking...

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-40 degrees in front of the UAF sign
Posted by lwpetersen | 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 lwpetersen | 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 lwpetersen | 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 lwpetersen | 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 lwpetersen | 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 lwpetersen | 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 lwpetersen | 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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