Denali by yoland

Denali

Taken on a flight from Vancouver to Tokyo at 38000.N62W151
Denali, also called Mount McKinley, is the tallest mountain in North America, located in south-central Alaska. With a peak that reaches 6,190 meters (20,310 feet) above sea level, Denali is the third-highest of the Seven Summits (the tallest peaks on all seven continents).

Denali is about 210 kilometers (130 miles) north-northwest of Anchorage. Sixty million years ago, tectonic uplift pushed Earth's crust upward, forming Denali and the other Alaska Range mountains. Denali is the centerpiece of the Denali National Park and Preserve, which spans 2.4 million hectares (6 million acres) of land.

“Denali” comes from Koyukon, a traditional Native Alaskan language, and means “the tall one.” This name had been used for many generations and was used by early non-Native researchers and naturalists. But in 1896, William A. Dickey, a prospector, began calling Denali “Mount McKinley,” in honor of William McKinley, a presidential candidate at the time. After McKinley became president and was later assassinated, Congress formally recognized the name in 1917, despite McKinley’s tenuous ties to Alaska (he had never visited). But Native Alaskans, as well as locals of varied backgrounds, continued to call the mountain Denali. In 1975, a movement began to rename the mountain Denali, but it was blocked by politicians in Ohio, McKinley’s home state. Finally, President Barack Obama and Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell took action in 2015 to change the name back to Denali, which is now its official name.

In 2015, Denali was measured using state-of-the-art equipment by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), who determined the definitive and now widely accepted height of the mountain: 6,190 meters (20,310 feet). However, a report released in 2013 gave its elevation as 6,168 meters (20,237 feet). Both measurements were different from the long-standing figure of 6,194 meters (20,320 feet) that had been circulated since the 1950s, when the mountain was first measured.

Thank you for your comments and favs on yesterday’s pic, they are very much appreciated.
WOW!!!
November 23rd, 2021  
You get such great shots from your unusual perspective. Love all the detail you give about the mountain. I am one from Ohio who supported the name change.
November 23rd, 2021  
Beautiful photo and thank you for the information
November 23rd, 2021  
Once again - a fantastic mountain shot. Gorgeous colours.
November 23rd, 2021  
Terrific shot and very interesting commentary.
November 23rd, 2021  
Very beautiful.
November 23rd, 2021  
Great capture and information, don't think I will be attempting to climb them. FAV
November 23rd, 2021  
Love the soft layers of colors and the information as well.
November 23rd, 2021  
Lovely soft pastel layers of colour.
November 23rd, 2021  
Lovely mystical shot.The moon/sun adds a great effect Fav
November 23rd, 2021  
A magnificent shot, nicely complemented by the fascinating background information - fav!

Ian
November 23rd, 2021  
Fabulous capture...fav
November 23rd, 2021  
A beautiful scene from the air. Thank you for all the information too Yoland.
November 23rd, 2021  
Beautiful shot
November 23rd, 2021  
Love the picture and the narrative.
November 23rd, 2021  
Love the inclusion of the moon over Denali.
November 23rd, 2021  
A wonderful capture and lovely light. Great narrative.
November 23rd, 2021  
Terrific shot
November 23rd, 2021  
That sky! Fabulous.
November 24th, 2021  
Gorgeous!! FAV.
November 24th, 2021  
very beautiful, fav
November 24th, 2021  
Wow, terrific view of the mountains. Fav.
November 24th, 2021  
wow! wow! Spectacular view! wow
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November 24th, 2021  
Amazing shot!
November 24th, 2021  
A wonderful shot and such interesting info
November 24th, 2021  
Great capture with beautiful colors. Fav.
November 24th, 2021  
Wow so beautiful!
November 25th, 2021  
This photo is on Top 20 Chart. Congratulations!
November 26th, 2021  
Congrats on the TT.
November 27th, 2021  
fabulous - congrats
November 27th, 2021  
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