Snowtubing

A month ago, I had never heard of this winter activity, but of course, it makes perfect sense – and is my type of fun.  As a big fan of both leisurely tubing down rivers, and of Slip ‘N Slides when growing up, this promised to combine fun, comfort and extreme speeds.  Thanks to Tim, for suggesting this, and for Gwen for going with me!   It was just like I expected – and was a great new activity to put on my list.

The place was Liberty Mountain, in Pennsylvania, which took only a little over an 1 1/2 hours to get there from DC (as there was no traffic – another thing I hardly ever get to experience), and the cost was relatively inexpensive ($25).   After standing in line a bit, Gwen and I traveled up an automatic ramp with our tubes to the top of the hill (I’m sorry, this part of Liberty Mountain is not a mountain, but it does qualify as a serious hill.)

Gwen, on our first "tube" lift up to the top of the hill.

Gwen, on our first “tube” lift up to the top of the hill.

A little bit more of a wait, until the person tubing before you reaches the base of the hill, and then it’s your turn.

One giant snow slide - brilliant.

One giant snow slide – brilliant.

And repeat as fast as you can.

A picture of me, at the base of the hill after my last slide (a recreation , since although I have my camera and stuff in my lap here, I didn't dare break out my camera while hurling at breakneck speeds down the slope. I lost my hat halfway down the first slide.)

A picture of me, at the base of the hill after my last slide (a recreation , since although I have my camera and stuff in my lap in this picture, I didn’t dare break out my camera while hurling at breakneck speeds down the slope. I lost my hat halfway down the first slide; later retrieved.)

And that’s about it.  A nice, simple, but very fun new adventure.

<||:-)

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Snowtubing

  1. Pingback: The Year 2014 in Adventures | adventuresacross2014

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s