Seeing Denali and his fellow mountain companions on the Alaska range isn’t always easy. In fact, many people who travel to Alaska never get the chance to see The Great One at all – my friend Megan didn’t see it once when she came up for a week in 2014. And we took a flightseeing tour!
This week in Alaska, weather has been perfect with cool temps and bluebird skies. And the mountains have been out to play. Not just Denali, but the entire range including Mt Foraker, Mt Hunter, Mooses Tooth, Bear Tooth, Broken Tooth – and those are just the notable ones!
We took a trip up to Talkeetna for lunch at Twisted Creek BrewPub, and spent some time enjoying the views.
See that middle mountain? It’s Mt. Hunter, and looks so tiny in comparison to Foraker and Denali. Were it anywhere else in North America, it would be impressive on its own accord: It’s 14,573′ tall (Foraker is 17,402′ and Denali is 20,157′)
Putting Mt. Hunter in comparison, Mt. Rainer in Washington is only 14,411′.
At the end of the day, we were able to catch an amazing sunset from Anchorage over Sleeping Lady (still part of the Alaska Range). The entire time I lived here, I never saw the range in it’s entirety like I did this week. And now I never want to go home.