"In every walk with nature one receives more than he seeks."
John Muir

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Denali-The Great One

Mt. McKinley is the pride of Alaska.
Also known as Denali-"The Great One"-by the first people here, the Athabascans,
it is over 20,000 feet high, the tallest peak in North America.
Denali is reputed to be the coldest mountain in the world.
It's a unique privilege to see the top 1/3 of the mountain as it is usually covered in clouds.
I was super happy to photograph this view one clear, wonderful day.

Kathleen and I were thrilled to see it one other day while driving south.
(By the way, this was Kathleen in pre-pregnancy days.)
We were at a private spot she and Josh had discovered and we use for a picnic place.

Many businesses use the mountain in their names.
It signifies strength and power.

And I got a kick out of this soda machine.
Mt. McKinley looks great here, too. Don't you think so?

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