After a day spent watching 450 BASE jumpers leap, flip and dive off of one of the world’s most impressive bridges at the New River Gorge, I was jonesing for an adrenaline fix. So when my cousin invited us to go ziplining at Burning Rock Adventure Park in Sophia, West Virginia, I said yes please!
I’ve been ziplining a few times, most recently in August in Nebraska, when I crossed paths with a Hastings College biology class on a field trip in Nebraska National Forest. I mentioned I was a bio major back in the day and they invited me to join them on their next stop: ziplining. As a rule, when I’m on the road, I never turn down an invite!
Burning Rock’s zipline was a whole other animal: 2,500 feet long, 300-foot vertical drop, 150 feet off the ground, topping out at 60 miles per hour. This place puts the ZIP in zipline! Bonus: why build one awesome zipline when you can build two side-by-side? That’s right! This is a dual racing zipline! Very cool.
Leaf season is peaking in Virginia! Stay tuned for a post from one of my favorite places on Earth: Shenandoah.