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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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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Twin Bears Trails
Posted by Lee Petersen | June 13, 2020
Twin Bears Trails

The Twin Bears Trail is a relatively easy day hike at mile 29.5 Chena Hot Springs Road. The approximately 5-mile hike gains over 1300 ft. in elevation.

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Still Going Strong
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 13, 2020
Still Going Strong

Purchase Print I was lucky to witness this incredible display of the northern lights from the Granite Tors Trail, about 40 miles outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. It was a miserable...

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Moon over the Asgard Tor
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 12, 2020
Moon over the Asgard Tor

Purchase Print The moon over the monolithic Asgard Tor at Granite Tors. It was a gorgeous evening to take a walk from our campsite about a mile from here. The...

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Granite Tors Trail
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 10, 2020
Granite Tors Trail

Hiking guide to the 15-mile Granite Tors Loop in the Chena River State Rec Area. A moderately intense day hike or overnight hike amongst granite towers.

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Moose
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 26, 2020
Moose

Purchase Print Before living in Fairbanks, I've only seen three moose. The first was through the trees while hiking in New Hampshire. The second was dead in that back of...

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Aurora Overflow
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 14, 2020
Aurora Overflow

Aurora over the frozen Chena River Buy This Print I took this photo along the Angel Rocks trail in the Chena River State Recreation Area. Here the aurora borealis is...

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Angel Rocks – Trail Guide
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 13, 2020
Angel Rocks – Trail Guide

The hike is steep, but not for long. It’s just less than 1-mile of climbing, and the steepest section is very short-lived at about 0.4-miles. The views are worth the...

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