The 6 million acres of Denali National Park's interior wilderness are filled with more majesty, beauty and wildlife than your eyes and soul can likely handle. Low-elevation taiga forest gives way to high alpine tundra and snowy mountains, culminating in North America's tallest peak, 20,310' Denali. Once known as Mt. McKinley, named as such after the gold-rush supporting 1896 presidential nominee William McKinley, in 2015, the mountain was officially changed to what locals always referred to it as; Denali, meaning "High One" in native Athabaskan language.
The medium used by world-renowned illustrator Chris Robitaille for these hand-drawn maps is pen & ink with multiple layers of watercolor washes. Depending on the depth of detail in the map being rendered, the actual art process takes anywhere from 5-8 weeks.
The end result is an entirely custom, unique and original piece of art that has been fully vetted for "educational merit, historical and geographic accuracy and cultural relevance.