Mt. McKinley is a famous mountain for many reasons. It's the tallest mountain in the U.S. It's also one of the hardest to see. It rises 4 miles, 6.4 km, from the base to the summit, at the highest it is 20,320' or 6,194m. The top has its own climate, usually cloudy. The scenery around it isn't too shabby either.
If you look really hard (enlarge the picture) you can almost see it.
This is a "braided" river, a result of silt, slope and channels running through it.
This is the first and only "official" Mt. McKinley overlook. We sometimes glimpsed the mountain at other times in other places but often there were trees in the way and no pullover. Go figure.
OK, this is NOT my picture, but just so you can see the mountain on a clear day, here it is.
Any guesses on what kind of flower this is? Something that wasn't a dandelion which was blooming everywhere.
We stayed at Byer's Lake for the night. This cabin was part of the scenery. A woman from New York married an Alaskan and moved here. They expected to make it rich but didn't. She had two children here before they gave up and moved away.
It looks like a nice place to live in the summer.
The water was so clear.
Early evening, still no night to speak of. We enjoyed our walk around the lake.