Looking across the Black Rapids Glacier
Posted by Lee Petersen | May 31, 2021
Black Rapids Glacier

The Black Rapids Glacier is a 40 km long surge-type glacier in the Eastern Alaska Range.

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Atmospheric Optics Over the Black Rapids Glacier
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 9, 2020
Atmospheric Optics Over the Black Rapids Glacier

Purchase Print I photographed this awesome sight while doing field work out on the Black Rapids Glacier in the eastern Alaska Range. The view is to the southeast and you...

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Blue stream on the Black Rapids Glacier in the Eastern Alaska Range
Posted by Lee Petersen | July 2, 2014
Black Rapids Glacier: Summer 2014

The theme of this season was certainly "precipitation". I kept thinking about the Forrest Gump quote, "One day, it started raining, and it didn't quit for 4 months". Luckily we...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | September 8, 2013
Black Rapids Glacier: September 2013

I spent two days doing field work on the Black Rapids Glacier in the Alaska Range. Since I was using helicopter support to wrap up equipment for the season there...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | August 28, 2013
Black Rapids Glacier: July 24-July 5 2013 | Days 7-12

(continuing from Days 2-6) After a kind of lazy Sunday where we mostly hung around camp to throw the cover on the theodolite whenever it really started to rain, it...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | July 20, 2013
Black Rapids Glacier: June 24-July 5 2013 | Days 2-6

With all the gear on top of the moraine, the theodolite and radar running more or less continuously, we spent the next day placing all the reflectors for the theodolite...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | July 9, 2013
Black Rapids Glacier: June 24-July 5, 2013 | Day 1

I'm breaking this up into 2 or 3 posts since I have so many pictures and video. The entire (very large) gallery can be found here with full size images....

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Getting My Legs Back – Day Hike on the Canwell Glacier
Posted by Lee Petersen | July 3, 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...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | April 28, 2020
Glacier Basin

Purchase Print Blue skies over the Trinity Basin in the Alaska Range. This region is the accumulation area for both the Black Rapids and Susitna Glaciers. The Mountains here are...

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Glacierscape
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 19, 2020
Glacierscape

Purchase Print A small, yet fast stream near the northern lateral moraine of the Black Rapids Glacier in the Alaska Range. McGinnis Peak on the right dominates the skyline in...

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