Elusive Denali only comes out completed from behind her skirt of clouds once or twice a season and is so large she easily contrives her own weather system. In order to get to where you can see the mountain it is several hours bus ride into the park -- an enormous area of natural beauty and national importance. When I read about McCandless disappearing into the park to live in an old bus, I really didn't understand the scope of the place -- it would be very easy to get lost never to be seen again.
Like any animal sightseeing in the wild, we were marvelling over moose miles below us on the river, and a bear in the distance, and the marmots were very cute! It is such a vast space and so breathtaking!