There are several hikes that begin near the Visitor Center in Denali. Only one is described as strenuous. With its 1700 ft. elevation gain in 2.5 miles, it's more than 4 times steeper than the other hikes.
As soon as I saw the outcropping of rock from the bottom of the trail, I knew that's where we were headed.
Here's the view from the top:
Right. But it's Alaska. So here's the view from the bus stop:
And here's the view in the coffee shop:
That's a glass of stout AND a coffee drink.
My friend Ellen has pointed out to me that I've been getting into my pajamas earlier and earlier as the trip progresses. At this rate, I won't need to get dressed at all on the last day.