Two months ago Janice and I booked up for a zip lining trip and have been counting down the days since we each parted with our $84. We were going locally to Andy Guest State Park, one of the most beautiful parks in Virginia , and were very excited when we met there on Sunday.
It was a little chilly and a brisk breeze was blustering through the shelter as we signed waiver forms and while Janice got fitted for her GoPro camera. She'd had to shell out $35 and would get the card to take home. I had my trusty G15 with me and because it has a neck strap I was allowed to use it. Cell phones weren't allowed although the others in our group used theirs, so I guess that rule went out the window.
The lines looked a little longer and higher up as we progressed but it was fun. I loved the noise that the harness made zinging down the line, and it really was a wonderful and unique way to enjoy the fall foliage.
The last zip line was 1039ft long and one where Matt said if we tucked up we could travel at 40mph. No need to say more, I was the first to go and I scrunched myself up as small as possible, barreled down the line, slamming into the tree and then bouncing back out onto the line again. Awesome! I had to pull myself back in to the platform and so finished my last zip literally going out with a bang!
This link goes to a video showing the zip lines and the bridges, but I have to say our adventure was a little wilder than shown here!
Janice purchased the group photo on line and was very sweet in sending me a copy so I could post it here. A fun time!