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Alaska: After the Rain

August 27th, 2009 · No Comments

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Yesterday’s rain cleared the atmosphere in Anchorage so much today that we had a rare view of Denali. At 20,320 feet, Denali or Mount McKinley is the highest mountain in North America. It is 158 miles from Anchorage.

John heard from a friend that we could get a great view of the mountain from a hilltop park at the edge of the city. So we dropped our other plans and drove right there, getting this special view:

Denali After the Rain

Denali After the Rain

Here too is downtown Anchorage from the hillside:

Downtown Anchorage

Downtown Anchorage

Earlier, after going out for breakfast, we spotted this moose in a city park:

Moose at Home in Anchorage

Moose at Home in Anchorage

About 280,000 people live in Anchorage, more than 40 percent of Alaska’s population. About 250 moose live in Anchorage. I count myself lucky to have seen both moose and Denali during my second day here.


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