It's crazy how often the first shot you take on a long trip ends up being the best one. The immediate thought is always something along the lines of "this trip is off to a great start" assuming it will get even better. Such was the case with this day 1 session with John Jackson in Haines, Alaska in April of 2015. The potential to get better shots is always in present in Haines. It's terrain is endless and could take a lifetime to fully explore. But what is always the limiting factor is the weather. This weather is also what makes the place so great. What makes snow stick to things that it shouldn't. It's what forms the best-the-world spines. It drops the perfect powder that line it's slopes. But most often it's the weather that keeps us grounded, waiting to one-up the last amazing day. We did a lot of waiting, but we did get some chances to best the opening day shoot here on what's called "Sexy Spines". Despite coming really close on several occasions, we should have known that it would be nearly impossible to improve on something shot a run with a name like this. I will say, it sure was fun trying!