We were so excited when we noticed that "the mountain" was OUT. Denali or Mt. McKinley does not appear very often in the summer. It creates it's own weather system since it is so high and most of the time it is shrouded with clouds.
I think this is my favorite picture of Denali. I must have taken 50 or more as we walked around the lake, it is just so magnificant!!!!!!!!
Byers Lake and the mountains on the south side.
Byers Lake in Denali State Park - a great place to stay, kayak and hike. Thanks to Donna Quante for suggesting this to us. We so enjoyed it that we stayed for 3 nights without electric, water or sewer. We were joined on our third night by Donna and her handsome dog Spirit for dinner and good company. Donna is now working as an interpretive ranger at this state park.
Loon and her baby. It was so fun watching her teach the baby to fish, diving, etc. I don't think that the baby got that much on her own because the mom was feeding her fish.