Ice towers on the Gabriel Icefall
Posted by Lee Petersen | July 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...

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Exploring the Gabriel Icefall on the Gulkana Glacier
Posted by Lee Petersen | July 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.

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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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The view to the east from Mt. Margaret in Denali National Park
Posted by Lee Petersen | June 20, 2021
Savage River to Mt. Margaret loop

Photos and description of a hike in Denali National Park from the Savage River, over Mt. Margaret and back down to the Park Road at the Primrose rest area.

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View up the the Nome Creek Valley in the White Mountain National Recreation Area, Alaska
Posted by Lee Petersen | June 18, 2021
Walk up Nome Creek

Late afternoon hike/walk up the Nome Creek trail in the White Mountain National Recreation Area. Great scenery and tons of June wildflowers!

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Fairbanks Birding Spring 2021
Posted by Lee Petersen | June 10, 2021
Fairbanks Birding Spring 2021

Fairbanks Birding Spring 2021 - Every year in April, we welcome our winged friends back to the Alaska interior. After our long, cold, dark winters, they are a sure sign...

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April 25, 2021 – Aurora Borealis
Posted by Lee Petersen | April 25, 2021
April 25, 2021 – Aurora Borealis

On April 25, 2021 I hiked out to watch the northern lights from Angel Rocks. It turned out to be one of the best displays I've seen in ten years!

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Aurora borealis in the twilight. April 22, 2021 - Fairbanks, Alaska
Posted by Lee Petersen | April 22, 2021
April 22, 2021 – Aurora Borealis

Midnight view through the forest on April 22, 2021 There are only two more days before the darkest it gets in Fairbanks is nautical twilight, when only the brightest stars...

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April 18, 2021 - Aurora Borealis over Fairbanks, Alaska
Posted by Lee Petersen | April 18, 2021
April 17-18, 2021 – Aurora Borealis

Last night may have been the best aurora displays I've seen in years. And it was persistent. When I first walked out there was a bright band in the southern...

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April 16-17 – Aurora Borealis
Posted by Lee Petersen | April 17, 2021
April 16-17 – Aurora Borealis

April 16, 2021. In Fairbanks, we have to say goodbye to the aurora in April. We’ve already begun the time when the Sun dips no more than 18 degrees below...

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