Hunter Mountain breaks ground for zipline

One word: Whee.

For those unfamiliar with Zipline, take warning, it is not for the faint of heart.

It consists of two raised platforms connected by a long cable from which hang harnesses that people strap themselves into.

Then they fling themselves off into space and gravity does the rest, whipping the joyriders at heart-stopping speeds along the track to the bottom platform.

Greene County bigwigs are hoping the zipline tour, scheduled to open this summer, will give local tourism a hefty boost.