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Collecting MadVideos -- Sledding down the Olbrich Gardens hill
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Last week's snowfall has finally made Madison's hills ready for sledding. One favorite eastside spot is at Olbrich Park, where a broad hill has been busy with sleds now that winter is finally here. One of these recent riders is gaming researcher John Martin, who created a video offering a first-person perspective on zipping down the Olbrich hill.

This video trip follows below.

"No children were hurt in this movie," an end title notes. Martin published another video documenting a nighttime ride down the Olbrich hill, though he warns viewers that "you probably won't want to waste your time on this."

In a trek amongst the city's oft-used sledding spots, photographer Mark Sadowski describes this hill at the northern tip of Lake Monona. He writes:

Olbrich Park, on Atwood Avenue, across from Olbrich Gardens is great because it is big (tall and wide), so it provides varying heights and degrees of drop depending on what your pleasure is. Its size also allows for many riders to use the hill at once. The biggest hill offers a steep drop down a long hill with several bumps. The other part of the hill, which is much wider, has a similar drop, but offers a much shorter ride.

More information about sledding in Madison can be found in a guide published by a student at Toki Middle School and also in a listing provided by the Madison Parks Division.

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