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Parting Denali photos

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On the last day, the perpetual cloud hanging over Denali mountain lifted and we got to see the summit of North America's highest peak. Apparently it's almost always hidden under its own weather system and rarely peeks it's head out.

Dhamaka says:

just.wow

23rd Jun 2008, 19:14

Thanks D.

For a sense of scale, the peak of the mountain is almost 50 miles away from this viewpoint!

23rd Jun 2008, 19:27

Caine says:

Holeeee. Stunning. Absolutely stunning.

24th Jun 2008, 19:41

Thanks Caine. When we turned the corner and saw this from the car, we all had one of those "goosebump moments".

Incidentally, we'd been up since 6am and had been driving for hours which explains why we all look so rough!

24th Jun 2008, 19:49

Caine says:

You all look fine to me. I know if Rick ever saw Denali, it would be the work of a lifetime to drag him away. Of course, I'd probably be the same way. :D

24th Jun 2008, 20:00

It's funny you should say that. Almost everyone we met who worked in Denali National Park had originally come there on holiday, and then ended up staying for 6 months. Most of them leave for the winter (I guess -40 and perpetual darkness isn't quite as appealling), but most of them had worked there every summer for at least 5 years.

We also met someone who thought he was going to be working in Alabama rather than Alaska (I think he wrote AK instead of AL when he applied for the job), so he only had shorts with him!

24th Jun 2008, 20:09

Caine says:

It's never a good idea to pack one type of clothing. Bet he learned a good lesson. :D I'm not surprised so many people stay after visiting Denali. The people I've known who've been ended up going back many, many times.

24th Jun 2008, 22:12

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