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Old 06-10-2009, 07:20 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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LOL actually 4438.8 miles my door to the door of the dmv in Anchorage (on Benson).
If I leave now will only take 76 hours and 27 minutes per mapquest.
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Old 06-10-2009, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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It's McKinley per the DMV.
Digital Driver License (http://www.state.ak.us/dmv/akol/ddl_info.htm - broken link)

o.k. off topic but is the mountain McKinley or Denali, as an outsider this is
confusing.
"The Mountain" has always been called Denali. It is Athabascan for "Great One" or "High One." William Dickey, a New Hampshire-born Seattleite, who had been digging for gold in the sands of the Susitna River, wrote, after his return to the lower states, an account in the New York Sun that appeared on January 24, 1897. He wrote “We named our great peak Mount McKinley, after William McKinley of Ohio, who had been nominated for the Presidency”.

Mount McKinley is purely a political name, and not what Alaskans call "The Mountain." Alaskans refer to it as either Denali or "The Mountain." Only lower-48ers and Cheechakos use the affectation of Mount McKinley.
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Old 06-10-2009, 08:16 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Thanks Glitch!
I thought the mountain was called Denali but on many sites such
as ADN.com and the Alaska DMV they use McKinley.
LOL it's very confusing.

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Old 06-10-2009, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Bliss Township, Michigan
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Us Alaskans need to hang our heads in shame. It took someone 4000 miles away to answer the question.
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Old 06-10-2009, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
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Us Alaskans need to hang our heads in shame. It took someone 4000 miles away to answer the question.
True, but she did not know McKinley/Denali are one and the same....

Last edited by Grannysroost; 06-10-2009 at 10:04 PM.. Reason: No offense Jkat...you did good :)
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Old 06-10-2009, 10:12 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Nah I knew they were one and the same but couldn't figure out why years ago was told that
McKinley was now Denali but on Alaska newspapers, state sites and some tourist sites
they still use McKinley. Had a thought that the change was only to weed out the outsiders who would use the wrong name and be busted as imposters.
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Old 06-10-2009, 11:27 PM
 
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Thanks Glitch!
I thought the mountain was called Denali but on many sites such
as ADN.com and the Alaska DMV they use McKinley.
LOL it's very confusing.
So if McKinley is only used by cheechakos and outsiders why does the DMV and ADN use it?
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Old 06-10-2009, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Palmer
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I believe the name is still Mt Mckinley. It has to be changed by the Feds and it is always opposed by whichever state Mckinley was from.

The national park is Denali, a lot of people call it Denali, the original Indian name was Denali.

But the photo on my license still looks more to me like Pioneer Peak than Mckinley, although, I must be wrong.
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Old 06-10-2009, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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I believe the name is still Mt Mckinley. It has to be changed by the Feds and it is always opposed by whichever state Mckinley was from.

The national park is Denali, a lot of people call it Denali, the original Indian name was Denali.

But the photo on my license still looks more to me like Pioneer Peak than Mckinley, although, I must be wrong.
The only way that picture on the AK driver's license could be Denali is from its eastern face, looking west. Because no matter where else you stood facing Denali; north, south, or west, you would see Mount Foraker at 17,400 feet just southwest of Denali. The picture in the license is of a solo peak, just like Pioneer Peak.
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Old 06-11-2009, 10:12 AM
 
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I believe the name is still Mt Mckinley. It has to be changed by the Feds and it is always opposed by whichever state Mckinley was from.

The national park is Denali, a lot of people call it Denali, the original Indian name was Denali.

But the photo on my license still looks more to me like Pioneer Peak than Mckinley, although, I must be wrong.
I've heard the mountain called both Denali and McKinley pretty much all my life, though when I was younger I rarely heard it called Denali. And some of the 3rd generation air services around the area refer to it as McKinley.
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