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SINDWINDER BLOG POST #15.7: DENALI FOR REAL THIS TIME

July 22, 2015

TALLEST MOUNTAIN IN NORTH AMERICA
20,322 feet.

Or 20, 237 feet. Depending on who's counting.

Big. Tall, Grand. Hulk.

The Great One in Athabascan.

We drove right by it. Just over there.

Base-to-peak rise = 18,000 feet, the largest of any mountain entirely above sea level.

Made of granitic pluton.

Lifted by tectonic pressures.

What is granitic pluton anyway?

Named for a president no one remembers.

Mountains like this raise such questions.

Five glaciers slide down it's shoulders. Cold.

A low temp of -75.5 °F . Windchill of -118.1 °F

But it's pretty.

Pink in winter's Alpenglow.

Rarely seen by tourists.

Turns out granitic pluton is very common.

A real amateur took this picture.

But not a tourist.