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.
Those are the biggest caribeaners I have ever seen. what fun! I could feel the wind just looking at the pictures.
What a blast you had! I wish I could go and try out these zip lines, they look awesome. You had such a perfect autumn day to enjoy them. So happy for you.
Whee! And all the fall colors–even your shoes!
i’m doing that first chance i get! wow
Another great post, not sure if you get your feet in shots as some kind of signature – hope so ‘cos it’s a great trade-mark (as well as adding perspective and, in this case HEIGHT/DEPTH!
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