Denali (Mount McKinley), Denali National Park, Alaska, USA.
Denali (formerly known as Mount McKinley) rises to 20,310 feet elevation (6191 m) along Denali National Park Road near Eielson Visitor Center, Alaska, USA. Denali is the highest mountain peak in North America, and measured from base to peak, it is earth's tallest mountain on land. Denali is only visible 1 out of 3 days. Rain falls as light showers or drizzle for half of summer days. The earliest shuttle bus doesn’t reach Denali views until mid morning. The least cloudy time is early morning, which suggests overnight tenting at Wonder Lake to best see the mountain. Denali is a granitic pluton uplifted by tectonic pressure while erosion has simultaneously stripped away the softer sedimentary rock above and around it. The native Athabaskan name "Denali" replaced "Mount McKinley" in 2015. Published in "Light Travel: Photography on the Go" by Tom Dempsey 2009, 2010.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download