On the first day of this expedition, we were treated to a wakeup call in the forest of Walker Cove. This idyllic place calmed our anticipation for the day at first sight. We were treated to the namesake of the Misty Fjords National Monument all morning long. As the mist hung motionless in the tops of the trees on the towering mountains above us, we kept ourselves at sea level with exploratory Zodiac rides in the still waters of Walker Cove. The day continued with a copious amount of time spent searching shorelines and horizons for charismatic megafauna. Making our way north is the path we will take through the night on our way to explore the town of Wrangell tomorrow.