Scramble Denali National Park Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2008
I got a unique opportunity to enter the Denali National Park back country on a scientific research permit. Working on the north side of the park beneath an unnamed shale peak. My friend Tony and I, both college runners, ascended roughly 1500' of scree in 45 minutes to bag the peak and view on the lunch break.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe