This morning early we headed out on the park road at Denali National Park and Preserve. The beavers were not working in the pond so we went on to view Denali, what the locals call Mt. McKinley. It is the highest mountain on the North American continent.
When we arrived at one of the viewing locations below is all that we could see. Just part of the base of the mountain.
Figuring that this was going to be another of the days when Mt, McKinley remained shrouded in clouds we drove back to the beaver pond. Those “busy beavers” were still sleeping in. We went on down to the sled dog demonstration. After it was over we went back up to the beaver pond and they were still not working. So, we drove on to the Denali view point and lo and behold, there it was in all its glory. When one realizes that the mountain is more than 60 miles away the magnitude of it overwhelms one.
Not more than 30 minutes after our first view of Mt. McKinley it started “making its own weather” and was beginning to cloud over. Here the south peak is already obscured by the forming clouds.
We hope you enjoy these views of Denali. They say that only 30% of the park visitors get to view Mt. McKinley.