Further North - Denali
Trip Start Jun 30, 2010
26Trip End Jul 20, 2010
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I stopped at Denali STATE Park (south of the National Park) for an excellent view of the south peak, which is the taller of the two McKinley peaks. Within the NATIONAL Park the view is of the south side of the mountain and the taller peak is viewable but obstructed by the south peak in front of it, so many consider the south side the better vantage point for viewing the mountain.
When it is visible, Mount McKinley dominates the sky. My photos of Mount McKinley don't do it justice. My photography skills are limited and the sun was so bright reflecting off the snow and ice-covered peaks that it was difficult to photograph. Following is some of what I managed to get.
I spent so much time taking photos of this spectacular mountain that I didn't get checked into my Denali National Park campsite until about 10:00 p.m. I stayed at the Riley Creek Campground in the park. It is convenient to the Denali Mercantile Center which has food, hot showers, and Internet access!