In mid-August after looking at rainy forecasts in Alaska for weeks, there was finally a one-day window of sun in the weather forecast. We high-tailed it towards Denali and went on a quick one-night backpack trip up Kesugi Ridge, in Denali State Park just across the valley from Denali National Park. With clear weather the view of Denali from Kesugi Ridge is supposedly amazing; the question was, would the weather forecast pan out and the clouds clear enough for us to see the big peak?
A View of Denali from Kesugi Ridge, Alaska - August 2016
We were stoked to catch a view of Denali, but with more bad weather rolling in, we packed up our tent and walked back down to spend a week relaxing and waiting out the weather in Anchorage.