While driving to the visitor center just before our bear sighting the driver of the bus suddenly laughed with joy and said ‘People today is your luck day. Denali is out of the clouds’. For those who don’t know Denali is mostly covered by clouds and visible one in three days during the summer months. And very rarely or not at all in the months that follow. So everyone keeps their fingers crossed during summer while on a trip to Alaska for a glimpse of the elusive mountain. The bus stopped and everyone raced with their cameras in the direction where the driver was pointing. And saw a small hill covered with clouds. ‘This was Denali, the highest mountain in North America’??!!?? The driver laughed and said ‘Look again, look higher’. So higher we looked and higher still and more than twice the height of the hill we initially saw was Denali, beautiful, stunning, covered with snow and clocked in clouds..Denali. I called the trip to Alaska a huge success right then and there. 🙂
I was too tired to stay awake. D sat capturing the mountain with the sun going down. This picture was taken around 11:15 after which the long day and mosquitoes got the better of him. We were told the sun finally set at around 1:00 in the morning and Denali was absolutely gorgeous.
Imagine getting up in the morning and having breakfast to this view.