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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Finding myself while hiking Denali national park

I hear that only 30% of people or so ever get to see Denali on a clear day, I was one of those lucky people. I hiked up the side of a parallel mountain and I just stood there in awe. There aren't many places that genuinely leave me speechless and wanting to cry. Denali is in front of me in this picture and behind me were to most magnificent painted mountains. We went out to wonder lake and waded out into the water, completely surrounded by this landscape. I can't say that I typically feel comfortable or confident in my own skin, but today, this felt like home

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 08.2017
Photo Location: Alaska Range , Alaska, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 7 Plus
Copyright: © Megan Gabriel