King Of The Continent

Equipment Info
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D800
State/Province/Region
AK
Country
US
Nearest Area
Denali National Park
Town
Healy
Description

I had long wanted to go North to Alaska. Finally in 2015 I did so. I took off from Spokane WA in my truck camper, driving the AlCan highway. Shooting peaks is my primary objective, so Denali, The King of the Continent, was tops on my list. I had studied during the months before looking for some perspectives of that special mountain that most don't ever see. I spent 5 days in the Park but alas Denali was socked in the entire time, which is common. I reluctantly headed S to see more of Alaska when the sun took over providing some terrific opportunities. I took many shots along the Denali highway of this most amazing mountain, but shooting from these common perspectives wasn't all I wanted. I had heard that if the weather cooperates one can get a nice shot from the Petersville Road, which goes west from Trapper Creek. I drove for quite a ways but couldn't see anything thru the thick trees. Found out later there aren't many opportunities there after all. However I did find a small opening that provided this composition. Rains/snow was falling in the distance adding nice drama to the scene. Wasn't long though before Denali went back behind it's cloud curtain. Was a great day, primary objective accomplished. But Denali was just one of many amazing peaks and volcanoes. I filled many memory cards with shots of them as well. What a trip!

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Date Added
March 30, 2016
Date Taken
March 30, 2016
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