Two RV Gypsies: Full-Time RVers
go to the home page of the two RV Gypsies
Table of Content index
learn about Karen and Lee Duquette email the two RV Gypsies sign the guestbook of the Two RV Gypsies
Alaska visits by the two RV Gypsies
places in Canada the two RV Gypsies visited
countries the two RV Gypsies visited The two RV Gypsies on cruises visit the USA sites
learn about Brian Duquette and his tragedy events before 2008 Links to other RV sites RV help for travelers vidoes by the Two RV Gypsies
Mount McKinley - also known as Denali
June 29, 2009

Mount McKinley aka Denali ("The Great One") in Alaska is the highest mountain peak in North America, at a height of approximately 20,320 feet above sea level. It is the centerpiece of Denali National Park, and may be seen from many cities throughout Alaska, if it is not covered with clouds. Mount McKinley has a larger bulk and rise than Mount Everest, although the summit of Everest is higher measured from sea level 29,028 feet. However, Mt. Everest's base sits on the Tibetan Plateau at about 17,000 feet, giving it a real vertical rise of a little more than 12,000 feet. The base of Mount McKinley is roughly a 2,000-foot plateau, giving it an actual rise of 18,000 feet.

The mountain is also characterized by extremely cold weather. Temperatures as low as MINUS 75.5 °F and wind chills as low as MINUS 118.1 ° F have been recorded by an automated weather station located at 18,700 feet.

The natives say that only 3% of visitors see Mount McKinley without any clouds at all and only 15% see the mountain covered with clouds, and most visitors do not see the mountain at all. But guess what - as shown in future pages on this website, the two RV Gypsies got photos of Mount McKinley completely without clouds. AMAZING!
the two RV Gypsies with Mt McKinley in the background
Mount McKinley - Denali
Below: Mt. McKinley (Denali) with few clouds - 30% chance of such a photo - taken from miles away at the beach in Talkeetna, Alaska.
Mount McKinley - Denali
Mount McKinley - Denali
Mount McKinley - Denali
Mount McKinley - Denali

Below: Mt McKinley as the two RV Gypsies saw it from the air while in a float plane (seaplane).

Mount McKinley - Denali
Mount McKinley - Denali
Mount McKinley - Denali
Mount McKinley - Denali
Mount McKinley - Denali
Mount McKinley - Denali
Mount McKinley - Denali
Mount McKinley - Denali
Mount McKinley - Denali
Mount McKinley - Denali
The two RV Gypsies captured much better photos of Mt. McKinley - follow the arrow below - cloudless photos WOW! But the best photos will not be published - Karen is looking for a photo contest to enter.

go to the next adventure of the two RV GypsiesThe two RV Gypsies on a Jetboat adventure

OR

If you want to see Mt. McKinley in 2016, you may go there now. There will be a link back to this page.