Lens Artists Photo Challenge #15: Changing and/or Changeable
We took our second trip to Anchorage, Alaska in May 2018. Our first visit was several years ago one week after the summer season. We missed going to Denali by one week because the train was close. Every year the train stops going to Denali to let the snow pile up during winter. This time I did my booking to ensure a tour to Denali.
On the day of the tour, we boarded the coach in the morning. The weather was not very promising. The tour guide said it couldn’t guarantee to have a clear sky to view Mt. McKinley, the highest mountain of the northernmost of the United States which is 20,320 feet.
As the coach went further north, the clear sky appeared. By the time we arrived the viewing area, it was sunny, and we could see the distant Mt. McKinley even though the peak is always covered with clouds. It was a spectacular view surrounded by snowy mountains with several feet of snow piled up on the ground.
We returned to the hotel in the afternoon. By 5:00 p.m. the wind in the sky moved in a drastic speed. Within half an hour, the fog and clouds hurried in, the snowy mountains disappeared in the darkness.
It was a dramatic changing of weather within a day.