It had to be the helicopter ride & landing out of Denali & the float plane out of ketchikan. Like Karen said - you cannot - simply cannot imagine the vastness until you are up there. If you are lucky to see whales from the air - you will see the whole animal. You see the ocean - the vastness of how it comes in & around the land, the amount of countless islands, waterfalls, lakes, the trees (the LACK of roads!!!! & people!!!) It is - would you say karen - "spell-bounding?"