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Archive for August 18, 2019

2019—30% Club Membership

Denali, North America’s tallest peak, is shrouded in clouds most of the time. In fact, according to the National Park Service, because of its mass, Denali actually creates its own weather. The weather surrounding it changes constantly and a view of the mountain is not guaranteed. They say that there are two kinds of people at Denali: the 30% of visitors who actually see the peak and everybody else. During our visit, the mountain was either completely hidden or was tantalizingly veiled in wispy clouds. But, the photo gods and Denali were on our side and, after dinner on our last full day in Alaska, Denali threw off its shroud and was surrounded by the golden glow of the slowly setting sun. We were happy to join the 30% club.