Prickly Saxifrage – Saxifraga tricuspidata
Posted by Lee Petersen | December 22, 2021
Prickly Saxifrage – Saxifraga tricuspidata

Prickly saxifrage is a loosely mat-forming perennial herb with small white flowers that have yellow spots on the petals. It grows in rocky or gravelly soils in alpine areas and...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | November 21, 2021
Newton’s First Law

Newton’s First Law of Motion can be summarized as: A body remains at rest or in uniform motion unless acted upon by a force. The first law is often called...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | November 21, 2021
Sony Alpha a7 III Review

My review of the Sony Alpha a7 III mirrorless, full-frame camera body. My primary use is as a walk-around camera for hiking and backpacking.

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Early November Light
Posted by Lee Petersen | November 11, 2021
Early November Light

I'm always amazed at how fast the seasons change here in Fairbanks. Not just the weather but the daylight. It didn't even get fully dark at night three months ago....

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Surgery, Cascades, Frost, and Bubbles
Posted by Lee Petersen | October 26, 2021
Surgery, Cascades, Frost, and Bubbles

An update on Cat's ankle surgery in Anchorage, some cascades photos from Falls Creek, and ice bubbles and hoarfrost on Smith Lake in Fairbanks.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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