Granite Tors West Side
Posted by Lee Petersen | June 20, 2024
Granite Tors West Side

One of the Welcome Tors at Granite Tors, about 5 miles in on the west side of the loop On Sunday, Cat and I hiked the west side of the...

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Murphy Dome Wildflowers
Posted by Lee Petersen | June 18, 2024
Murphy Dome Wildflowers

Snow arnica was exploding all over Murphy Dome I planned on hiking near Wickersham Dome on Friday, but when I checked the weather radar, it looked like rain and storms...

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Upper Chena Dome Flora
Posted by Lee Petersen | June 14, 2024
Upper Chena Dome Flora

Looking along the gentle ridge along the Upper Chena Dome Trail at about mile-4 I'm again behind on my writing. It's been a busy week, and it will be a...

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Nome Creek Wander
Posted by Lee Petersen | June 4, 2024
Nome Creek Wander

On Saturday, a small crew of a couple of kids and parents from Team Ascension and I headed to the White Mountain National Recreation Area to explore the hills above...

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Angel Rocks Evening Storms and Flowers
Posted by Lee Petersen | June 2, 2024
Angel Rocks Evening Storms and Flowers

My first trip was to Angel Rocks on Friday afternoon. The parking lot was fairly empty for what seemed like a beautiful spring/summer afternoon. When I started on the trail,...

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Lower Tors Trail Flora and Fauna
Posted by Lee Petersen | May 30, 2024
Lower Tors Trail Flora and Fauna

On Monday morning, after Team Ascension's running club and climbing practice, Cat and I drove out Chena Hot Springs Road to the Granite Tors Trail to take a short walk...

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A few small, lone spruce trees on the flat summit of Table Top Mountain in the White Mountain National Recreation Area. The groundcover is still brown, scattered with dark talus rocks and the landscape seems to go on forever under lightly overcast skies.
Posted by Lee Petersen | May 26, 2024
Table Top Mountain Trail Flora – May 25, 2024

Sparse spruce and the seemingly endless landscape in the White Mountain National Recreation Area, Alaska Cat and I headed to the Table Top Mountain Trail late on Saturday, May 25....

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The view from the ridge just south of Wickersham Dome. Rain can be seen falling in the valley over the winding Elliott Highway far below while the hillside is showing signs of green-up. Bright sunlight filters in through the dark clouds, illuminating some of the surrounding landscape.
Posted by Lee Petersen | May 19, 2024
Some photos from home and from Wickersham Dome

Yesterday was a fantastic day of hiking and photography in Alaska. I updated a wildflower guide, captured a black-capped chickadee collecting nest material, and hiked Wickersham Dome, unexpectedly meeting an...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | August 26, 2023
Gakona Glacier – Hike Info and August 2023 Trip Report

Trip report from my 3-day backpacking trip to the Gakona Glacier in the Alaska Range. Lots of photos, including some historical, a bit of route information, and a very interesting...

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Trip Report for July 23, 2023 – Angel Rocks Plus Some
Posted by Lee Petersen | July 27, 2023
Trip Report for July 23, 2023 – Angel Rocks Plus Some

A hot day hike on the Angel Rocks loop trail and out-and back along part of the Angel Rocks to Chena Hot Springs Trail. An evening thunderstorm cut the trip...

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