The weather is a big factor in what one sees during a visit to Denali and often is wet and cloudy. We were blessed with a marvelous day with abundant sunshine and comfortable temperatures. We are told that only 30 percent of visitors to the park actually see the peaks of Denali. Mt McKinley has been re-named back to the original name given to the mountain by the local natives, Denali. Denali is the highest mountain in North America at over 20,000 feet. More often than not the mountain is hidden by cloud cover. On the day of our visit the view of Denali was blocked by clouds the majority of the time but she did make a grand appearance towards the end of our bus ride.
Denali in the early part of the day
Denali with both peaks visible
All in all we had a wonderful day in the Denali National Park and saw some animals. Pictures never convey the full impact of actually viewing scenery in person. The drive deep into the park was well worth the time and the panoramic majesty of the experience is something we will cherish for a long time.
One of the many scenes
Bob and Pam
Anna our bus driver
Cast of one of the many Dinosaur footprints in the park
Caribou on the snow
Mother Moose running away with her calf following
Baby Ptarmigan trying to keep up with mother
We also saw a dall sheep but it was so far away that it is difficult to see in the photo. For that reason we have not posted the photo.