My most amazing Alaskan memory…my husband and I were up on the banks of the Kobuk River watching the caribou swim across. As we watched, a herd of about 20 cows and calves swam across right in front of us then ran up the bank into the woods right where we were sitting. We sat as still and quiet as possible and the caribou flowed around us, snorting, their ankles clicking, the calves bawling, as if we were rocks and they were water in a stream. We could have reached out our arms and touched them. It was the most magical thing I have ever experienced.