The Firsts

08/14/2008 Back To Blog

While I was preparing to come to Alaska for the summer to work for Princess, a friend of mine requested that I send him photos of every “first” during my journey. Of course, his ideas included first bear, first moose, first moose I teach to play soccer (still working on that one).

When I arrived in Copper Center at the Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge, I kept his request in mind and snapped a shot of the first moose, first mosquito bite and first game of shuffleboard. I quickly realized that I’d never be able to capture all of the firsts you experience in Alaska. There are some that stand out in my mind a few months later. The first glacier you see, the first day you stay up until 3am because IT’S STILL LIGHT OUTSIDE and the first moment you realize that you can’t imagine ever having not come to Alaska.

Moose on gray day in Denali
First Moose
Glacer at the base of two mountains covered with snow
First Glacier
Shuffleboard player showing equipment with a smile
First Game of Shuffleboard

submitted by Sarah Schoolcraft