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 on: Today at 09:35:46 PM 
Started by Greg - Last post by Greg
Greg, is that a recent shot or taken some time ago? I'm told there are very few days a year that have a good clear view of the mountain. On my first time there, 1978 I think, we took the all day bus ride into Wonder Lake. A Fairbanks resident told me that day was the first time in 12 years of visiting he was able to actually see the mountain. That must have been my lucky day. Ten years later I visited again but didn't do the bus ride. Again, the mountain was clear as a bell. BTW, both of these visits were on two wheels leaving from SE Mich.

That photo was from 2016, with my Nikon D7200.  The fact is, that mountain is a near stand alone landmass that is so large that it tends to generate its own weather.  There are times when the weather all around is clear, blue sky and sunshine, while Denali is covered with clouds.  I’ve been up there a number of times when the weather was nice, but there were a few clouds, and all of them were around the mountain.  And I’ve been up there when you couldn’t see it, but everything else was in the sunshine.  You just never know.  I can recall one time when I went up there the mountain was beautiful and in the clear, but by the time I got up the viewpoint, I watched the clouds form and cover the top half of the mountain.  She’s a fickle lady.  The statistics say that you only stand about a 30-40% chance of seeing Denali clear.  We’re fortunate that it’s just a two hour drive to get to the wayside to view the mountain.

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 on: Today at 06:38:38 PM 
Started by Greg - Last post by Yellow Jacket
Greg, is that a recent shot or taken some time ago? I'm told there are very few days a year that have a good clear view of the mountain. On my first time there, 1978 I think, we took the all day bus ride into Wonder Lake. A Fairbanks resident told me that day was the first time in 12 years of visiting he was able to actually see the mountain. That must have been my lucky day. Ten years later I visited again but didn't do the bus ride. Again, the mountain was clear as a bell. BTW, both of these visits were on two wheels leaving from SE Mich.

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 on: Today at 10:01:50 AM 
Started by Greg - Last post by Greg
Denali/Mt. McKinley (the old name) is one of my favorite things to photograph.  The usual view shows the whole mountain, either from a popular viewpoint along the Parks Hwy, or from inside Denali Park.  I wanted to shoot it a little differently.  The peak of Denali is at the upper left part of the picture.




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 on: Today at 01:45:24 AM 
Started by Maggie - Last post by Maggie
Cathy is going to the Motorcycle Show in Chicago in a couple of weeks.   There is going to be a Harrison, Arkansas booth. 

We will wait and decide a hotel at that time. 


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 on: Today at 01:44:41 AM 
Started by Spyderist - Last post by EZMark
PIZZA IS LIKE SEX.
When it's good, it's very very good.
And when it's bad...
It's still pretty good.

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 on: January 20, 2020, 10:06:42 PM 
Started by Maggie - Last post by jpowell692
Thanks, I'll stay tuned 

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 on: January 20, 2020, 08:40:27 PM 
Started by Spyderist - Last post by sailingskier
Greg, there must be something about moose and their teeth ..... There is a bar in Halifax called the Toothy Moose.  Think we may have passed it in the way back to the ship in October.

As far as the best pizza .... try Antonia's Pizzeria in Freeport, Maine.  Almost worth the drive from Nova Scotia just for the pizza. In Brewer, Maine on a stop over on the way to Sunday River we were a pizza at a place near the bridge to Bangor.  They asked us if we wanted to substitute the Canadian Bacon for another bacon.  I asked what was wrong with Canadian Bacon. "Just not as good as real bacon" was the reply.  I said... but we are Canadian .... his reaction was like MasterCard ...priceless.

Papa John just opened near by home.  Good ...but not as good as a long drive would provide.  New York is a longer drive and not in the Sunday River direction.

Mike

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 on: January 20, 2020, 08:38:28 PM 
Started by Maggie - Last post by CathyN
Has anyone made reservations at the motel yet and can we get a group discount. I guess being a senior citizen and ex- military. I always ask for about discounts. I believe if you don't ask, you don't get. I don't always get but it costs nothing to ask.

Hi John,  I called the Family Budget Inn a couple of weeks ago.  Talked to the manager.  A bit hard to understand.  Only would give me AARP/AAA discount.  Not sure if I want  to stay there or not.  Talked to Maggie about it and we were going to see about other choices. 

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 on: January 20, 2020, 08:18:12 PM 
Started by Maggie - Last post by jpowell692
Has anyone made reservations at the motel yet and can we get a group discount. I guess being a senior citizen and ex- military. I always ask for about discounts. I believe if you don't ask, you don't get. I don't always get but it costs nothing to ask.

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 on: January 20, 2020, 07:04:46 PM 
Started by Spyderist - Last post by Greg
Well, I don’t know about “Alaska style” pizza, but if you’re ever in Anchorage, you have to have pizza at The Moose’s Tooth” pizza.  It’s the best around and quite famous.  If you want to find a parking place, don’t go there during the lunch hour.  Best time is around 1:30 to 3:30.  Otherwise parking is interesting, and the wait for a table is long.  But worth it.  They have the best sourdough crust.

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