I'm sitting here at just under 10,000ft in front of a warm gas fireplace. (I swear the worn letters say "Heatilator"). It's overkill for this small suite or whatever that we are staying in. Anyway, don't worry, I'll be back to burning my wood stove when I get home late tomorrow night. Copper Mountain has been a blast (as always), and I'll miss it. Don't think I've seen a deciduous tree since before it got dark on friday night. I almost took a clever picture when I was on a double black diamond, but I was too worried about dying to take the time. I would ski 100 yards and rest on that one. At one point I thought I'd just lay down. Well, you know you are on some steep stuff, when you want to lay down and you just outstretch your arm and lower yourself. While laying there (kinda) I noticed that the trees still looked straight up from my perspective. I thought about rotating the camera to the slope of the hill and posting about these "leaners". Oh well, there's always next year.