Denali (previously known as Mt. McKinley) is 20 thousand feet high and very visible if it’s not cloudy. Lately, the hot weather in Alaska has been producing mostly clear skies and great views of the mountain. Sometimes, afternoon cumulus clouds get in the way, but with almost 24 hours of daylight at the summer solstice (June 20/21 this year), there are plenty of opportunities to see the peak.
Also, the National Park Service has a webcam trained on the mountain, as part of the haze camera program to document when the air is clear and when pollution mucks up the view. (I work on that program, reviewing state plans to clear the air, in our Regional Office in NYC for EPA.)
So check out the webcam, anytime, it’s especially cool when it really would be dark anywhere else!
Here’s the view at 5pm Alaska Daylight Time June 20….. some clouds in the way
I have a photo I took about 30 miles away when Carol and I went to Alaska…..I’ll post it tomorrow.
Here it is…