Alaska - July, 2008
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Mt. McKinley is seen from two distinct angles - from the air and from the ground. Both views change with the weather, turning the "Big One" into something new every day. Until you fly up to it or stand below it, it's hard to imagine the sheer size of this mountain.
A few notable items of interest about Denali from Wikipedia:
"Mount McKinley or Denali "The Great One" in Alaska is the highest mountain peak in North America, at a height of approximately 20,320 feet.
Mount McKinley has a larger bulk and rise than Mount Everest. Even though the summit of Everest is about 9,000 feet (2,700 m) higher as measured from sea level, its base sits on the Tibetan Plateau at about 17,000 feet (5,200 m), giving it a real vertical rise of a little more than 12,000 feet (3,700 m). The base of Mount McKinley is roughly a 2,000-foot plateau, giving it an actual rise of 18,000 feet (5,500 m)."