Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Ziplining

Chad and I decided to zip line when we were in port in Ketchikan Alaska. It was beautiful, and exhilarating, and a little scary, and I would do it again in a heartbeat. Alaska has some gorgeous rain forests (because it rains more than 230 days a year here) and the view from the zip lining platforms was amazing!
Here Chad is all geared up and ready to go!
Of course here is me being a dork. This is at the top of one of the platforms we zipped from. I told Chad to kind of take the picture looking down so we could tell how high up we were, but obviously that did not happen.
Chad is taking off. Can't even see where is he heading, this was the longest zip line that we "flew" on. I think it was about 850 feet long. The professionals that were helping us said that we were probably going around 30 mph this day. The zip lines go faster when it is wet but I was happy we had the sunshine.
If you look really closely you can see me halfway down the line. Chad was a little late on the trigger.
We also walked over three suspension bridges. We were hooked onto a rope above the bridge so there was not anyway we could fall. Therefore we were free to jump around and swing the bridges if we wanted to. It was soooo fun, and the view from up here was breathtaking.
Chad and I on one of the three suspension bridges.
These trees that we are connected to are about 300 to 400 hundred years old!!
My favorite view from the top of one of the platforms. As beautiful as the scenery was here (and is was awesome) this girl was ready to get back to the flatness of Oklahoma. Something about not being able to leave a place unless you take a boat or an airplane kind of bothers me. I would go back for a visit in a heartbeat!

6 comments:

Annie said...

How fun, I want to zip line too!! It looks scarey but too much fun also!

Leslie said...

That looks like a lot of fun, the zipline that is. The bridges though, that I'd have to skip.

Dawn said...

I'm glad I didn't do that--those bridges looked too scary, rope or no rope!

The Garvie Family said...

I'm glad you had fun...but you would NEVER EVER get me on a zip line. Just looking at the pictures made my heart start beating fast.

Becky said...

Man, I didn't realize how high up you were. Glad I didn't know before you went :)

Hilary said...

What an adventure! That looks great! Good pictures, too!