Posted by Lee Petersen | May 27, 2011
To Do in Fairbanks 5: Go Ride A Train

I initially had a few concerns about taking the train the leg between Fairbanks and Denali. My first concern was that since I have made the drive down the Park's...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | May 21, 2011
Fairbanks Wildfires

Since I sat down to start editing some pictures tonight about thirty waterbombers have flown directly over the house. Our home is on stilts and it rattles a bit when...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | May 10, 2011
Wildfire Season

I still have trouble grasping the size of the state of Alaska. I think I saw one of the first wildfires of the season from our roost at UAF today...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | May 7, 2011
Tanana Breakup

So this week was busy. End of the semester projects and homework have been due, finals are to be prepared for, grading needs to be completed, etc. It's been so...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | April 30, 2011
More New Things

There is a component of life your first year of Alaska that resembles getting slapped in the face every few days and getting your world view turned upside down. The...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | April 29, 2011
The Warmer, Wetter Side of Alaska

I spent the day trying to get a little more caught up on work and helping students do make-up labs. Quite boring. So, I thought I'd just share a few...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | April 28, 2011
Yesterday Liquids Fell From the Sky

The first rain of 2011 in Fairbanks fell yesterday and today, confusing and astounding me. A few days before Thanksgiving we had a freak rainstorm, but it's been all solid...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | April 27, 2011
The Many Signs that Spring is Here and Summer is Coming

(1) I saw a big, fat sparkling white tour bus at the museum yesterday. I hear that the tourists descend fast and hard on Fairbanks as soon as the weather...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | April 26, 2011
Three Cranes

Three Cranes, a photo by Lee Petersen on Flickr.The Sandhill Cranes are officially back! Kate and I saw one out in the field yesterday. Today there were at least 4...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | April 26, 2011
Trumpeter Swan

Trumpeter Swan, a photo by Lee Petersen on Flickr.At Creamer's Field: April 25th, 2011.

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