Snow Tubing gone wrong
Snow Tubing Gone Wrong
by Jaye Hammon
"OH MY GAD! It's FREEZING! The snow keep getting in my gloves! I've been FROSTBITTEN!" cried Jaye.
"SHUT UP! YOU'RE SO ANNOYING! JUST GET ON THE TUBE!!!"
"You're gonna start and avalance!" she told him then climbed onto the back of the snow tube. Her back was in an umcomforable postion against her brothers.
"Alright kick off... NOW!" he shouted, and she did.
They went barreling down the hill. They started going so fast, Jaye had to kcik her legs up onto the tube or else she'd fall off. Finally, she tumbled off the tube right before they crashed into a mountain of snow.
"OW!" yelled Grayson.
Jaye looked up. To her surprise he had stayed on and he had gone completely underneath a tree.
"How do you get yourself into these messes?" she laughed.
She pulled him out of the tube and started walking back up the hill. Grayson looked over his shoulder. They were going down a steep frozen road. It cleared a way through the trees. Grayson looked all the way down.
"Jaye, let's keep going down the hill!"
She turned her head. "Grayson we'll neve come back up! It's too steep! We're 7000 feet up in the moutains. We woudn't be able to catch our breath. The air is too thin!"
"Come on! We'd go so fast and stop at the road down there."
"Alright fine," she sighed.
She pulled the tube down to the start of the road and got on the back after he took the front. She kicked off.
“It’s not going fast enough…”
Her voice was cut off as they hit the steep hill and SHOT down.
“GRAYSON! BARREL OFF NOW!”
She looked up behind her as the mountains seems to grow. They sped down the hill. Jaye flew off and bounced across the snowy hill. She looked down below. Grayson had stayed on. He sped down the hill. His hair gave out in the wind and from his mouth you could hear the pitch…
“GRAYSON!” Jaye roared.
She looked down below. Across the road was a… a drop off…
“Oh my God GRAYSON GET OFF! YOU’RE HEADING STRAIGHT FOR A CLIFF! GET OFF! SAVER YOURSELF NOT THE TUBE!”
At the last second, Grayson flew off smashed into the snow. The tube dropped over the edge. Jaye flew down the hill after her brother.
“Are you ok??” she worred.
“The tube!” was all he said.
They had gotten the tube this MORNING for Christmas!
“We lost the tube the day we got it!” Grayson complained.
“No, we’re going to get it!” Jaye replied.
She ran to the edge with Grayson. It wasn’t a cliff, just a very steep hill with extremely deep snow.
They saw the tube. It had flown into a tiny valley.
“Look! It’s in the frozen river!” Grayson called and ran down.
“And now we’ve lost two,” Jaye sighed, sarcastically.
She ran after him. The snow on the way down was a good three feet deep. It was impossible to run. Finally they got to the river with snow up to their chests.
“Can you get it?” Jaye asked.
“Yeah, hold onto my arm.”
Jaye grabbed Grayson’s arm, and Grayson grabbed the tube.
“Yes! We got it! Hod on, how are we planning on getting back up?” Grayson said.
But Jaye was looking down the creek.
“Grayson, I’m stuck! And I just saw movement in the trees. I think there’s some wolves!”
“There’s no wolves! Just hurry up.”
Grayson grabbed Jaye’s hand and pulled her out of the snow. Jaye looked back in the woods. Movement again.
“Hurry! I heard branches snapping this time! There’s something in the tress! Hurry up, GO!”
They crashed through the three feet deep snow, inching up the hill. Whatever was in the trees didn’t show itself. They finally hit some snow about a foot deep and made a break for the road. Grayson threw the tube and they both collapsed on the road.
“We almost DIED.”
Jaye spat the words as she breathed heavily from the thin mountain air.
“Come on, Mom’s probably wondering where we are.” Grayson gasped, out of breath.
They walked up the road. It was so steep, they had to take a few breaks. Jaye planted her face around middle of the hill.
“Come on! “ Grayson called. “If you wanna climb Everest you gotta climb this!”
Finally, they made it up to the start. Jaye and Grayson’s dad was there.
“There you are! Jaye, Grayson come on. Jaye, your face is blue!” Dad said. Jaye shivered up the hill.
“I’m going again!” Grayson called, and Jaye made a face.
“You’re actually gonna do that and make the climb again?”
But Grayson was already gone, speeding down the hill. Jaye looked down the frozen road and saw as the tube skidded not to the edge of the hill, but very close.
* * *
“You got lucky that time, you know,” Jaye pointed out at dinner. “The tube didn’t go over the edge and you didn’t have to deal with wolves,”
“For the last time, there were no wolves, Jaye.”
Uncle Gary walked up.
“Oh yes, there are, crawling in the woods around the mountains.”
Jaye and Grayson shared a worried look, then looked him in the eye. And at the exact same time they screamed, “WHAT?!”