My wife and I struck one off our bucket list in late May and early June. We flew to Fairbanks, Alaska, took a land trip to Denali, saw the great mountain (Mount McKinley, unilaterally renamed Mount Denali by our President in 2015) from several sides (the highest mountain in North America), took a 5-hour scenic train ride from Denali village to Seward, Alaska, then made the Inland Passage cruise to Vancouver, Canada. We saw all manner of wildlife---two grizzly and several black bears, mountain goats, and other small mammals (beavers, foxes), dozens of eagles and other birds of prey, humpback whales (but no Orcas), and many dolphins. It couldn't have been better (except maybe seeing the Orcas). Well, almost….