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?