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Robert Harris
Round the mountain

There's a herd of green zebras in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Uh, better make that a fleet. They can be found roaming in the vicinity of Snowshoe Mountain Resort in Snowshoe, W. Va., where the open military-style all-terrain Tomcars of that moniker scramble off-road over a dozen-mile course of rocks, roots, hills, switchbacks, creek beds and mud pits. These Green Zebras do travel in a fleet, with as many as six on a given guided tour, but don't jump to the conclusion that it's a choreographed experience. True, the first order of the tour is an introduction to the vehicle, which boasts automatic transmission with its racing-style harnesses, and a tilt steering wheel along...