Pre-Spring in Denali

 

April 19th

Spring

    A couple of weekends ago we ventured off to Denali. We had such a beautiful weather, almost not a single cloud. It is like that a lot here, no clouds blue sky throughout the seasons. Well, almost always. But compared to Stockholm it's a huge difference. We drove by might Nenana, it scares me in the summer time. It is so big, and during snowmelt it rages like crazy. Last summer it was extremely high. After about an hour or so we finally arrived in Denali. I like the fact that there are few other people visiting Denali this early. I don't like Denali in the summertime, it's too crowded, but overall Denali gets very few visitors compared to many National Parks in the lower 48. We brought our skis, just in case, but as we thought, a lot of the snow had already melted and we decided to go for a short hike instead, and try to get up in elevation for some views!

 
 

Hiking in Denali

    It's amazing how easy this is, to just go to Denali, just like that, for a day hike. I love being able to hike around in the mountains, look up on the ridges and see if I can find any animals, which I never do, but still. The mountains have these amazing shapes that I just get mesmerized by. After a couple of hours of hiking we were done for the day. 

 
 

    After that we drove back home again, through fantastic views of mountains

 
 

    Later that night the Aurora made an appearance. These pictures below are from a couple of weeks ago, so nowadays it is harder to catch the Aurora, it doesn't really get that dark anymore. But on the upside the summer is approaching fast....well ok spring is approaching fast.

 
 

    Have you been on any nice spring adventures lately?