We arrived at the base camp, paid the fees, and signed the waiver. The lady told us where to drive so that the van would pick us up, and we headed out. The van picked us up and drove us up a narrow, windy, road, dropped us off, and wished us well. Then we started the 200m walk to the cabin where we were fitted with our harnesses. They pulled and tightened the harnesses until we all set and walking funny, and one of the guys took us down to the practice area for our safety briefing and lessons on how to ride the zip lines. During our safety briefing it started to rain, and just wouldn't let up. We were worried that they would close down the park, but the guy just asked us if we were okay with it. When we told him yes, he finished showing us how to go through the obstacles. We both had to show the instructor that we could hook everything by ourselves, and correctly, and they he said we were all set to go.
I told the hubby that I had to go first, because if he went first I would be left having to talk myself into stepping off the platform. So he let me go first and as soon as I clipped myself in, he got all drill instructor on me and told me "By the time I get up to that platform, you'd better already be off of it!" Sure enough, I stepped off and zipped over all the trees all the way to the other side! It was such a blast! Once I got the first one over with, I had no problem getting through the other zip lines. We had to climb a lot of ladders, pass over rope bridges, and climbed hundreds of stairs, but it was worth feeling like you were flying over the forest. Just as we got really comfortable with everything, we got to the Tarzan Swing. This is where it took me a couple of minutes to step off the platform. You clip yourself in, hold the rope, and step off. First you drop, and then you swing right towards a rope net that you're supposed to grab and climb. The swinging part isn't bad at all...its the initial drop! I let out a scream, and even though he won't admit it, so did the hubby. The whole course took us about an hour and a half to get through, but we were exhausted when we were done!
Getting ready to fly over the trees!
It was such a great view over all those trees
Halfway though...sweaty and muddy