Aurora Borealis – October 11, 2021
Posted by Lee Petersen | October 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...

Continue Reading
Capitate lousewort – Pedicularis capitata
Posted by Lee Petersen | October 9, 2021
Capitate lousewort – Pedicularis capitata

The capitate lousewort is a small herbaceous plant with a creamy yellow flowering head. It grows in arctic and alpine tundra.

Continue Reading
White Arctic Mountain Heather
Posted by Lee Petersen | October 5, 2021
White Arctic Mountain Heather – Cassiope tetragona

White arctic mountain heather is a mat-forming perennial sub-shrub. The flowers are small, white, and bell-shaped. It typically grows in alpine ridges and tundra.

Continue Reading
Nome Creek Hills – Backcountry Hiking
Posted by Lee Petersen | September 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...

Continue Reading
Quick Trip to Anchorage
Posted by Lee Petersen | September 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.

Continue Reading
Denali View South
Posted by Lee Petersen | September 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.

Continue Reading
Thunderbird Falls
Posted by Lee Petersen | September 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.

Continue Reading
Autumn in the White Mountains
Posted by Lee Petersen | September 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.

Continue Reading
Faint aurora glow in the northern sky from Fairbanks, Alaska
Posted by Lee Petersen | September 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.

Continue Reading
Wrapping up the 2021 wildflower season
Posted by Lee Petersen | September 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...

Continue Reading