Best of the Chippewa Valley

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The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2022

Best Adrenaline Rush

Nothing gets Volume One Readers’ glands a-galloping like a typical morning commute. Want to feel a real rush? Nothing beats hitting all the green lights on Clairemont Avenue.  Coasting effortlessly past those death trap intersections and turn lanes is like traversing a Mad Max-style desert.  The next best thing? Driving on Eau Claire’s roundabouts. The “Will they yield?/Won’t they yield?” mystery of every sweeping curve sends our blood to the moon. Looking for kicks without a car? Then cliff jumping at Mt. Simon is where you want to be. No matter how many times you jump off the beautiful cliffs, you’ll still never really be ready for the rush the pounding waters give you when you come crashing into them. –Cullen Ryan