Mount Denali, "The High One"

July 04, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Mt Denali rises above the clouds and surrounding mountains from mile 12 in Denali Natl Park, Alaska copyMt Denali rises above the clouds and surrounding mountains from mile 12 in Denali Natl Park, Alaska copyMt Denali rises above the clouds and surrounding mountains from mile 12 in Denali Natl Park, Alaska.

Denali translates into "The High One" in the native Athabascan language. It rises 20,310 feet above sea level, making it the highest peak in North America. This measurement was taken with newer computer equipment as compared with older measurements of 20,320 feet. It was also called Mount McKinley for over a hundred years, named after William McKinley our 25th president, though most Alaskans always called it Denali.
 
In these photos it is the peak on the left.
 
Photo: June 17, 2019 9:38 pm, Nikon D7500, Nikon 400mm f2.8 lens, effective crop 600mm, 1/320th @ f10, ISO 100, Bogen tripod
 
The top of Denali is barely visible behind the clouds in Denali Natl Park, Alaska copyThe top of Denali is barely visible behind the clouds in Denali Natl Park, Alaska copyThe top of Denali is barely visible behind the clouds in Denali Natl Park, Alaska.
Here's another view on a clearer day. Only about 30% of the people that come to Denali Natl. Park get to see the whole mountain! The park was officially formed on February 26th, 1917 as Mount McKinley Natl. Park, among lots of local criticism for 98 years. In 2015 President Obama renamed the mountain and park to Denali.
 
These two photos were taken approximately from mile 10 on the park road. The public can drive the first 15 miles. To go further you must take one of the transit buses.
 
Photo: May 22nd, 2019 9:57 am, Nikon D7500, Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 lens @ 190mm, 1/1250th @ f9, ISO 400, Bogen tripod
 
There's so much to photograph here I'm having photo overload! Next week I'll post some wildlife... or maybe some wildflowers! See you then.
 
Thanks for being here!
 

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