Chestnut Mountain Alpine Slide
Galena, Illinois
August 12, 2011
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The Chestnut Mountain Alpine Slide, Galena, Illinois

These alpine slide tracks are not permanent as they go down one of Chestnut Mountain's ski slopes so when the slide season is over they just unhook all of the track sections and truck them away for the winter.

Chestnut Mountain Alpine Slide, Galena, Illinois

The Chestnut Mountain Alpine Slide is 2,050 feet long and drops you 475 feet down the side of the hill.

Chestnut Mountain Alpine Slide, Galena, Illinois

At the end of our first ride Bond and I were both alpine slide addicts.  It was just so much fun twisting and turning down the hill going as fast as we could go.  It wasn't a coaster but it was as fun.

Chestnut Mountain Alpine Slide, Galena, Illinois


Here's Bond speeding down the hill.  He'd start ahead of me and I'd always blow past him as I have the mass (well a little too much of it but I'm working on that) which makes me go faster.



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