What is Copper Peak? It's a ski flying ramp. Like you'll see on the Winter Olympics. A dare-devil sport if there ever was one. Remember Eddie The Eagle?
|postcard image from the internet|
Driving up ... a little closer ~
Here's a zoom in on the sign:
Going up ...
That little sign reads 'Do Not Bounce or Swing Chairs' ... yeah... like that's going to happen.
... followed by daughter 2 and SIL ... or should I say daughter 2 and the Great White Knuckler! Oh how I love picking on him. Truth be known... I was a bit of a white knuckler myself up there. Just kidding ... but that's what I told Don to put him at ease :)
That ski jump doesn't look too high ~ you can handle it Don ... the worse part of this journey is over. LOL
In the elevator - and off we go ... 18 stories up ... the door opens and you step out onto the first platform. Yep ... now we're up there! This is where the slightest wind blows and you can feel the sway. I'm feeling high!
Lake Superior, trees and sky! Truly a birds eye view. Look down ... there's the landing pad for the ski lift and below that WAY DOWN THERE is the landing pad for the jumpers and a 10 story fire tower on the right. Those two trucks down there look like matchbox toys.
... and this is only Platform Landing One at 18 stories up. There's still another 8 stories to go - but you have to climb the stairs for that.
Staci, Bailey and Sara head up ... I can't do those steps with my bum knees. I'm staying on Platform One with Don.
Staci up top:
Heading down to lower ground ~
It was fun. This was my third time up there and the best time up there. The weather was perfect. It wasn't windy, the sky was clear and you could see for miles and miles. I just wish my knees weren't so bad and I could make the climb to the very top!
This turned into a pretty long post so I'll save Destination 2 of our little road trip for tomorrow :)
Until next time ...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.