Denali means “the high one” and is the highest mountain peak in North America. Denali, the park, is 6 million acres of land. Yes, things are big in Alaska. The mountain has had it’s name restored recently and is visible from many parts of the state. This is not a political blog so I really have no desire to discuss the right or wrong about the name. This is what it is today.
It is truly magnificent to see this mountain towering over all the others and covered in snow. I have been lucky enough to see it from different places and feel the same sense of awe each time. I earlier spoke about meeting a man who was climbing the mountain and salute all those who are able to do that. It is very difficult and I am sure very rewarding at the same time. Any time you set a goal for yourself and achieve it, is a time to celebrate. I am now ready to celebrate.
Certainly I would encourage anyone who has the opportunity to go to the park and explore to do so. Much of the park is not accessible to some people. It, like the rest of this state, is beautiful and extremely difficult at the same time. This land has certainly built and destroyed many people.
I have so much more to share about Alaska and how it changed me, but only want to encourage anyone who is thinking about visiting or working here to do it. Do your homework, this place is not for everyone. I will be quite now and just share some pictures.