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CAMDEN, Maine — “You going?” said John Clarke Russ, a Bangor Daily News photographer.

“I’m more of an observer. Maybe I’ll watch a few first,” I said back to him, at the bottom of a snowy hill next to Camden’s toboggan chute. It was a media day Jan. 28 and we had been invited to try the chute before the Feb. 11-13 U.S. National Toboggan Championships.

Russ headed up first; I hung back to talk to Jeff Kuller, the director of Camden Parks and Recreation. He said this year he expects up to 8,000 spectators to watch the hundreds of teams signed up to bolt down the 400-foot, wooden, above-ground trench. ...visit original article...