Tubing in the Backcountry?
This can't possibly be a good idea, right? Today when I was coming over the Loveland pass I saw a guy sitting on a boulder with his two kids at the summit and he was holding an inner tube type thing you would pull behind a boat. I'm assuming he was using it to go 'sledding'. Besides the danger from the obvious avalanche risk there is the matter of stopping and turning to avoid trees, skiers and boarders, and other obstacles or terrain. This seems reckless enough for an adult to be doing but to be subjecting your 2 small kids to this danger and stupidity is absolutely nuts. Am I worried about nothing and it's not nearly as dangerous as it looks? Has anyone seen this before?
Last edited by AcroPhile; 02-13-2012 at 12:49 AM.