Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Zip Lining at Spring Mountain

For my 33rd, I'm so old, birthday today Kym and I took the day off and went zip lining.

It started off with a climb up a cargo net into the trees.

Between Zips there were obstacles that they say they change on a regular basis. The first thing we did was a no-hands bridge. I'm not ashamed to admit I was scared shitless on this. I'm slightly afraid of heights, but more in an excited scared way than scared scared. The instructor bounced across with no hands but pretty much all of us held onto our zip lines.

Then we zipped.

Then we went across a single tightrope with ropes to hang onto. I saw playboy bunnies do this on Fear Factor so I couldn't be afraid of this one.

Then we zipped.

Then we zipped again.

Then we got to a single tightrope with a rope to hang onto high above. There were several ways you could cross this, we both chose to traverse hanging upside down. It was a lot easier then I thought it would be because it was on a slight decline.

Then we zipped.

The last zip brought us to this rock climbing wall..

..where we then rappelled down.

It was a pretty awesome time for an old man like me.

I wanted 2 other videos in this post, but damn youtube's been down all night. **** - edited - got them in.


Melissa said...

I totally want to do this now! Glad you had a great birthday and yeah, you are soo old.

Chuck said...

33? Damn, I got six years on you sonny boy! Happy birthday!

That looks damn fun! I'd love to try something like that sometime. Why don't y'all invite me next time!

❉ pixie ❉ said...

I haven't watched the videos yet, but I had to comment that your shirt is awesome!

❉ pixie ❉ said...

I've done some rock climbing and rappelling years ago, but the zip lines looked super fun! I wonder if they have anything like that around here?

Anonymous said...

wow that's awesome! good thing i have you to make me feel young at my mere 24 years of age ;)

Leezer said...

Hi Tim:
That's awesome!!! I love that you guys did that! I think there's one of these places at Whistler (a popular ski resort in Vancouver, Canada, which is about 4 hours away from me) but man, I need to find one closer so my husband and I can do it! Did it make you want to accomplish more feats of strength?

Jennybean said...

I've always wanted to try this stuff, maybe we need to change our anniversary plans from lazing in a hotel room and wasting money in a casino to doing something like this.


Oh great One said...

That looks like a blast! I'd be scared (afraid of heights) but I would totally to it to say I did!

Happy birthday youngin'!

egan said...

Happy belated birthday. I loved the videos. And what Leezer said about the ones in Canada.

Good luck on your half marathon.

brookem said...

did you love it? i went for the first time with 5 girlfriends this summer. a total blast!

first time over here btw:)