Goodness! Words cannot begin to describe what an intimidating presence North America’s tallest peak is. At 20,310 feet high, it dwarfs the “little” mountains we have here in Colorado.
On our drive to the national park that bears the mountain’s name, we were afforded a rare, very clear look at it. While our vantage point was 40 miles away, there was no mistaking what we were seeing.
Little did we know that this would be the only time during our four day stay in the area that the weather would allow us a viewing of it. Every other day clouds obscured the mountain from every vantage point.
We used to call it Mount McKinley but in 2015 it was officially given the name used for centuries by the Koyukon, an Alaska Native Athabaskan people.