We took our first long trip of the year to Denali National Park and as usual, it was a magical place. We feel absolutely blessed because for some reason, our track record for great weather and having The Mountain out while we're there continues this year. Just like the Spring here in Bear Valley, Denali felt like it was about 2 or 3 weeks behind normal. It was just barely Spring in the high passes, and the tundra was completely brown when we first got there. However, that changed rapidly over the course of 4 days, and it had dramatically greened up by the time we left. Literally, in the space of a day, we saw tundra flowers where there hadn't been any the day before.
As usual, way too many pictures, but it's our favorite place on earth, so I hope you enjoy coming along on our trip. If you cursor over the pictures the captions will tell the story.