In 2016, I spent a weekend near Fairbanks before taking a weeklong south-bound cruise from Seward, Alaska to Vancouver, BC. Alaskan weather is notoriously fickle, but I was blessed with a beautiful day in Denali National Park, sighting grizzlies, caribou, ptarmigan, and of course Mt. Denali. During the cruise, we had amazing views of Hubbard Glacier. Sitka yielded amazing eagle shots, Juneau had great views from Mt. Roberts, and in Ketchikan the Misty Fjords were absolute perfection.