Sunday, April 6, 2014

Driving To Alaska....Denali

We spent three days camping in Denali National Park. It was the most peaceful and quiet place although alive with wildlife. It was the highlight of our journey. In this picture, just behind the dark mountains,  you can see the snow covered Mount Mckinley or Denali, the highest mountain in the US at 20,237 feet above sea level. Usually covered with clouds, we were lucky to get this view for a few minutes before it was once again hidden from view.
Leaving Denali, we felt like we were leaving one world and entering another. Once you have been there, there is something about the place that calls you back.

10 comments:

Dennis W said...

This is the best picture I have seen of the mountain.
Thanks

Lowell said...

20K feet is pretty darn high. I've never been above about 14K. Beautiful pictures. The scenes remind me a bit of southwestern Colorado.

Kate said...

I LOVED camping years ago when our children were small. I miss it. How I would have loved to camp in this spot!!

Sharon Anck said...

Wow, what a view! Driving up there was quite an accomplishment. Not many people visit Alaska this way.

José Mendonça said...

What wonderful landscapes and shots too!

Mersad said...

These landscapes are beautiful. Wow at the second image, and the white peaks in the background.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Catalyst/Taylor said...

BEAUTIFUL photography. Wow!

William Kendall said...

I've climbed in the Canadian Rockies, but not nearly that high. I've always wanted to see it with my own eyes.

I remember Bradford Coburn remarking about Denali in a documentary. He called it an old pal.

Thérèse said...

What a light! What a view!
It is easy to understand that one must feel very humble in front of such landscapes.
It is a way to ask oneself a few questions... :-)

Randy said...

I would love to visit one day.