After a week in Denali National Park I was ready to get back to civilization. The long days of waking up early and not going to sleep till 1am had really taken a toll on my energy. Since I was lodging in Kantishna at the end of the 92 mile Denali road, it took me over 4 hours to hit the main highway back to Anchorage because of two events. One, was unknown to me. That this was the last weekend Denali was going to be open so once a year they have a lottery for the general public to let in a number of private vehicles. So as I started my journey out of the park from Kantishna I was met with a barrage of vehicles like I hadn't seen all week. Since I had a photography pass the only vehicles I had seen were the tour buses and a few ranger trucks. Experiencing this barrage I could understand why the park has such strict rules on private vehicles... and since the road is only two-lanes of gravel, I was constantly stopping for all these other cars.
Number two is this image. As I was half way on my return this storm started to move in and create these dramatic clouds that hugged the mountain tops. The wind was blowing 20-30 knots and gusting more but I could pass up this location. The landscape is rugged and beautiful... and with the snow capped peaks really created great contrast with the dark gray clouds.
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