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Sunrise halfway between Alaska and Hawaii

Crew of Alan and Paul

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Honolulu Hawaii and California

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Sunset over Bahia, on the Baja pennisula

Mt Denali from the air 26,320 ft 6,194 m

Mt. McKinley is the highest mountian in North America and perhaps the single most impressive mountain in the world--all higher peaks are in the greater Himalaya or in the Andes, part of enormous mountain ranges. McKinley rises almost alone, 16,000 feet above the snowline.

Many climbers call the mountain by its original Native American name, Denali, meaning "great one". To many it seems a more fitting name than one memorializing the obsucre 25th U.S. president, William McKinley. The U.S. Congress changed the name of the surrounding park to Denali National Park, but a congressman from Ohio (McKinley's home state) blocked the name change for the mountain itself. So the official name of the mountain remains Mt. McKinley.

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