Ober Gatlinburg Slide
Posted by LOTGK on November 19, 2007
1800 Foot Alpine Slide
In search of several ongoing conspiracies, we found ourselves at the top of Ober Gatlinburg, a fun spot at the top of the Smoky Mountains in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Fellow scientist Patrick suggested that we investigate the Alpine Slide and why it is shrouded in conspiracy.
Upon approach of the entrance to the Alpine slide, we encountered the following sign warning us that no camera’s were permitted on the Alpine Slide. We had to find out why.
We bought our tickets, $6.00 each to ride the slide and noticed that a ski lift was the only access to the slide. We jumped on the lift, lowered the safety bar, and began the ascent to the top of the mountain. It took approximately 10 minutes to arrive.
During our climb, I was able to snap this sky eye view of the Alpine Slide. The photo shows two identical courses.
As we made our way to the loading area, once again we saw the No Video Camera’s On Slide right before boarding. Security was tight as no less than four attendants were inspecting each rider making sure no camera or other recording devices were in their possession. Perhaps airport security could learn a lesson or two here.
We were not worried as our camera was well disguised. (The Grassy Knoll Institute cannot divulge how this was accomplished at this time) All we can say is enjoy the video of the never before seen Ober Gatlinburg Alpine Slide ride.
LURKING ON THE GRASSY KNOLL