What can you see from 70 miles away?
September 13, 2010
Here's a question for you: What can you see from 70 miles away? Go take a look out your window ... can you see a tall building?
In Talkeetna, Alaska, on a clear day, you can see the Denali mountain range, which is at least 70 miles away, and it looks a little something like this:
In the places I've spent a lot of time in, Denali is as far away from me in Talkeetna as these other places:
- The distance from Louisville, KY to Lexington, KY.
- Twice the distance from Wauconda, IL to Chicago, IL.
- Twice the distance from Manassas, VA to Washington, D.C.
- The distance from San Francisco, CA to Santa Cruz, CA.
- Farther than Albuquerque, NM to Santa Fe, NM.
Denali looks so large when seen from Talkeetna, this thought of how large Denali really is -- four miles tall -- it just blows me away.