Thursday, January 27, 2011

Slip-slidin' in Seven Devils

Ya gotta love Google Alerts. How else would I come across this?

"Fresh snowflakes frosted my face as I scanned what appeared to be a slope of sugar," writes Joe Tennis of

This was midday at Hawksnest, the largest tubing operation in North Carolina’s High Country.

Ice added icing to my doughnut-shaped inner tube while, bravely, I shoved off the slope, suddenly sliding down as fast as a freight train.


I rushed with the wind.

And, at once, I swore I could tame the terrain.

Like a broom, I swiftly swept that slippery slope, stretching as wide as three bowling lanes and as long as a couple of football fields.

Oh, how I could tube!

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