This morning we left Talkeetna & headed north on the Geo. Parks Hwy. When we got to the overlook above Talkeetna we saw lots of vehicles pulled into the lookout & knew the mountain was visible. Wow! There were some clouds around the base, but most of Mt. McKinley/Denali was visible, along with other mountains in the Alaska Range. It was a magnificent sight! As we drove north, we had views for quite a few miles, then it went out of sight. By the time we came to the north viewpoint in Denali State Park, the mountain was covered by clouds.
The drive to Denali Nat'l Park was beautiful. Even when you can't see Denali, the Talkeetna Mtns & the rivers are also great. We passed the only operating limestone mine but couldn't see any limestone or their product.
We left Talkeena in bright sunshine & the temp was 67 - wore shorts & short-sleeved shirts. We arrived at the Denali RV Park & Motel in rain & the temp was 56. Of course it stopped raining as soon as we got set up. As we drove into Healy for dinner we saw a rainbow. We had dinner at the 49th State Brewing Co. Our waiter was from Maldovia - but he's currently a student in Miami, FL. It was a neat brewery, David enjoyed their beer & the food was great, too. A nice end to our trip today.
Tomorrow we'll go to the Visitor's Ctr at Denali Nat'l Park. More later...