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Alaska Guide

Hiking and travel guide to Alaska. Mostly in the Fairbanks and interior region of Alaska, but always expanding to new areas!


Stories of adventures and living in Alaska. Science related to atmospheric optics and aurora. Photography, cooking, gear reviews, whatever I feel like.

Alaska Wildflowers

Alaska wildflower guide with many photos and galleries of photos with identifying information, nomenclature and taxonomy, uses, and links to more references.


Tutorials on general and aurora photography. How to shoot the northern lights, how to edit photos in post-processing with a focus on FOSS software programs.


My Photography Page – Featuring wildlife, aurora borealis, landscapes, glaciers, and locations around Alaska and the US.

My Gear

Reviews of camera and outdoor gear I use in the field as well as information on brands I’ve come to know and trust.


Articles on science-related topics, especially pertaining to Alaska. Things like how the aurora works and various atmospheric optics phenomena.

Aurora Borealis Info

Articles on the northern lights, photographing the northern lights, editing aurora photos, and my aurora viewing blog

Latest Posts

Aurora Borealis – October 11, 2021
10 12 2021
Aurora Borealis – October 11, 2021

Aurora dancing in the night sky on October 11, 2021 - Fairbanks, Alaska | Purchase Print On October 9, 2021, a coronal mass ejection (CME) from an associated M1 solar flare burst free from the...

Nome Creek Hills – Backcountry Hiking
09 28 2021
Nome Creek Hills – Backcountry Hiking

A guide to a few hikes in the Nome Creek hills from the Mt. Prindle Campground in the White Mountain National Recreation Area, Alaska. Great off-trail hiking on ridges across gorgeous tundra!

Quick Trip to Anchorage
09 27 2021
Quick Trip to Anchorage

Photos from a trip to Anchorage from Fairbanks. A quick visit during a trip to meet with a surgeon. Stops at Byers Lake, McHugh Creek, and Thunderbird Falls.

Denali View South
09 26 2021
Denali View South

Denali View South - my photo of the week ending September 18, 2021. Taken along the Parks Highway driving from Fairbanks to Anchorage, just ahead of a little late-summer snowstorm.

Thunderbird Falls
09 22 2021
Thunderbird Falls

Thunderbird Falls is a highly trafficked out-and-back hike in Chugiak, Alaska (near Eklutna Village), about a 1/2-hour drive from Anchorage, Alaska.

Autumn in the White Mountains
09 16 2021
Autumn in the White Mountains

Autumn in the White Mountains - Photo of the Week ending September 12, 2021. Fall landscape near Nome Creek, Alaska.

Faint aurora glow in the northern sky from Fairbanks, Alaska
09 12 2021
Aurora and STEVE – September 12, 2021

A few photos of a faint aurora and STEVE from Fairbanks, Alaska from the early morning of September 12, 2021.

Wrapping up the 2021 wildflower season
09 11 2021
2021 Wildflower Season

As I'm wrapping up photos and info from the 2021 wildflower season, I wanted to write a post on the work that goes into my Alaska Wildflower Guide and some hopes for the future.

New Season of Aurora Borealis – September 1, 2021
09 10 2021
New Season of Aurora Borealis – September 1, 2021

Aurora borealis on September 1, 2021 from Fairbanks, Alaska. In my aurora blog and my photo of the week ending September 5, 2021.

Ice Amphitheater – Photo of the Week
09 09 2021
Ice Amphitheater – Photo of the Week

Ice amphitheater - my Photo of the week ending August 28, 2021. A tall room in a glacier cave in the Canwell Glacier moraine - Eastern Alaska Range

Fog, Mountain, Icefall
09 02 2021
Fog, Mountain, Icefall

Fog, Mountain, Icefall - My photo of the week for the week ending August 22, 2021. The Gabriel Icefall on the Gulkana Glacier, taken with a Sony Alpha a7iii and Sony FE 24-70mm F/2.8 GM...

Glacier Ice Ice Baby
08 24 2021
Glacier Ice Ice Baby

Gorgeous blue glacier ice from ice caves in the Canwell Glacier as well as in moulins and the Gabriel Icefall on the Gulkana Glacier. Great hikes in the Alaska Range last week!

Peregrine Falcon Stare
08 17 2021
Peregrine Falcon Stare

Getting the peregrine falcon stare at Angel Rocks near Fairbanks, Alaska. I had an awesome experience photographing this juvenile bird.

Arctic Lightning Air Show
07 31 2021
Arctic Lightning Air Show

The Blue Angels performing over Eielson Air Force Base near North Pole, Alaska | Purchase Print This weekend, the Arctic Lightning Air Show at Eielson Air Force Base is going on. Cat and I spent...

Ice towers on the Gabriel Icefall
07 19 2021
Exploring the Gabriel Icefall – Round 2 (Good Weather)

Lots of photos of the Gabriel Icefall and Gulkana Glacier. I made a second trip to the area after getting caught in a snowstorm the week before. Had much better weather this time around!

Exploring the Gabriel Icefall on the Gulkana Glacier
07 11 2021
Exploring the Gabriel Icefall

Photos and story from a rainy and snowy summer day spent hiking and exploring the Gabriel Icefall on the Gulkana Glacier in the Eastern Alaska Range.

Getting My Legs Back – Day Hike on the Canwell Glacier
07 03 2021
Getting My Legs Back – Day Hike on the Canwell Glacier

After nearly 1.5 years of dealing with a plethora of health problems, I set out on a 15-mile hike up the Canwell Glacier in the Alaska Range. Photos and story . . .

view from Mastodon Dome
06 27 2021
Mastodon Dome Hike

The approximately 12-mile round-trip Mastodon Dome hike in the White Mountains of Alaska is located on the south side of the Steese Highway at the Eagle Summit Wayside.