We stopped in the Wilderness Center yesterday to get tickets for the 8-hour skoolie bus trip through Denali (autos are not allowed after the first 12 miles). Our weather choices for the forecastable future were: rain in the afternoon OR rain OR cloudy with a chance of rain, none of which would let us see Denali. We just decided to go today and hope for the best.
It did not start out well. We had signed up for the 9:00 A.M. bus, and awoke to showers and overcast skies. When we boarded the bus, the driver told us the dreary weather might be good for animal sightings, but we would probably not see Denali.
As unlikely as it was, the weather kept getting better and better as we drove further into Denali. Did we best the odds and actually see The Great One?
You bet we did!
Just when we got into viewing range for Denali, the clouds broke and we got an almost unobstructed view!