June 20, 2008. It’s on to Denali!
Our first sighting of Mt. McKinley, a/k/a, Denali. We are told how fortunate we are to be able to see the mountain – it, we are told, is usually swaddled in fog or clouds. (I was similarly advised of such “luckiness” at Fujiyama and the Matterhorn!) We countered by telling our tour guides how fortunate they were to have us as tourists! Ta-da!
[Tourists begin angling for that perfect shot.]
[On to the mountain – the group is stoked! 🙂 ]
[The end of the road. Crazy Dave didn’t believe it and wandered off, later claiming he was abducted by a fern. The noise from hundreds of camera shutters at this site has affected the entire ecosystem – whales, for example, no longer pass through here.]
[Did I tell you how lucky we were to have such a clear view of the mountain?]
[Known to prefer layering, even in late June.]
[I believe this is when I flashed Beryl with my 6-pac abs.]
[The story of Denali – I believe this is when Crazy Dave wandered away again.]
[The supervisor meets the story teller and discovered they both have an affinity for white pants.]
[On a train now as we head for McKinley Princess Lodge.]
[Crazy Dave some where in Alaska’s hinterlands (getting into someone’s hinterlands is a felony in 23 states!).]