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  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Summer campers run down Roller Coaster Hill at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Easthampton.

    KEVIN GUTTING
    Summer campers run down Roller Coaster Hill at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Easthampton. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Summer campers run down Roller Coaster Hill at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Easthampton.

    KEVIN GUTTING
    Summer campers run down Roller Coaster Hill at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Easthampton. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Summer campers run down Roller Coaster Hill at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Easthampton.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Summer campers run down Roller Coaster Hill at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Easthampton.

Whenever I get an assignment to photograph at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Easthampton, there’s a good chance I’ll be trekking down the Old Coach Road Trail with a bunch of kids. The trail cuts through a swell in the landscape to create a gently curving slope on both sides — not that different from a halfpipe sought by a snowboarder or skateboarder — and is affectionately known as “roller coaster hill.” On any given day the young hikers will stop at the top and, one at a time, with gravity on their side, race down the hill crisscrossing in a zig-zag pattern. The screaming, of course, comes naturally, just like on a real midway.

— Kevin Gutting

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