Hiking Denali - Byers Lake, Denali State Park, Alaska

Every landscape photographer wants to explore Alaska. It is probably the most undeveloped state in the US.  and with its amazing natural resources, amazes even the most traveled of us. This photo was taken on my second trip to Alaska when we stayed at the Mount McKinley Lodge. I knew it was going to be a great trip, because when we checked into the lodge, Denali was visible. This is a treat, as it is only visible 30% of the year. We all had different plans for the day and mine was spent in Denali State Park near the lodge. The morning was so serene at Byers Lake, and the few of us that were there were able to soak in the views as we hiked around the lake. I had never heard of this state park before, but it is a gem. I often wonder that Alaska has thousands of such gems to explore.