Along with others who wanted an exciting experience, I had the opportunity to fly from treetop to treetop this past weekend on our first trip of the year–Zip Lining! We met at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning and loaded up our brand new Outdoor Adventures van. After a short drive of about 2 hours, we arrived at Texas ZipLine Adventures in New York, Texas. The beautiful panoramic views that we would soon be enjoying the most breathtaking 30-plus mile views of the East Texas Countryside. The Texas ZipLine guides set us up with the proper gear and gave us a quick tutorial on how to break. Then it was off to the first of 9 platforms to finally start ziplining.
We soared above treetops, some of which appeared to be extremely close to the ziplining path. Each line got progressively longer, the longest (and most fun) being more than 940 ft. We experimented by ziplining upside down and in the “burning man” position. At first, it was a challenge for those of us who were nervous about the height, but we all finished the course. Afterwards, we enjoyed a picnic lunch on a patio with an amazing view of the surrounding area.
Our first trip was a great success. I am looking forward to future trips with Outdoor Adventures…on which I hope to see some familiar faces!
Hanna Shin- Trip Leader in training