The first picture was taken near Mt. Healy. I happened upon an elite band of intrepid explorers.
The Fall colors in Denali National Park are excellent. The tundra, mountains, wildlife, and weather invokes a splendid sensory experience.
My objective was to summit Mt. Healy. I got really close, but decided to turn back given the thick clouds and impending bad weather. Typically I would have forged my way to the top with will and perseverance, but today was more about resurrection without pain. I had an enjoyable 4 hour run in the Alaskan backcountry.