Feature photo: Downhill R&R | VailDaily.com

Feature photo: Downhill R&R

Eric Drummond/Summit DailyTaking advantage of an 18-day leave from his third tour of duty in Iraq, Shelby Anderson, right, enjoys a day of skiing Thursday at Copper Mountain with his father Dean, who, by chance, is also on leave from his job as a crab and salmon fisherman in Alaska. 'It been a real adrenalin rush and lot of interesting experiences' said Anderson,24, who at end of his current 15-month tour will have spent a total of 40 months on the ground fighting Iraq.

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