Zip Lining in Skagway, Alaska on day three.
What was I thinking??
This adventure started out with a nice bus ride with narration through downtown Skagway and up the Klondike Highway. A short nature hike (HA!!) from the highway brought us to the Klondike Adventure Park where expert guides outfitted us with state-of-the-art safety equipment.
We had to scale up a mountain 700 feet by foot - yes, by foot. I almost didn't make it. Gina and Dale kept saying "you can do this, you can do this". And I finally did. Now, remind you, this was not stairs or a path - it was rocks and tree trunks and roots - straight up the side of this mountain.
When we finally reached the top, we did a rope course. The best description I can give you is the suspension bridge looked something like the bridge out of Indiana Jones! We did a raised balance beam and a looped rope bridge.
Then, we got to the zip lining!!
This was not a few feet off of the ground - more like a few hundred feet. I must say that the guides were excellent and at all times, we were anchored to two cables for safety.
We zoomed through the treetops high above the ground enjoying beautiful mountain views as we effortlessly soared through the air. We zipped from one platform to another.
It was amazing!!
We had to wear long sleeves because of the quarter size mosquitoes and with all of the equipment on, plus the fact it was almost 90 degrees, it was a little warm.
We zipped down five more lines and landed at the bottom. It was a real thrill. (If I just wouldn't have had to climb up) When they ask for comments, I told them they needed an elevator!
It was truly spectacular and something I will never forget. Now, I can check that off of my Bucket List!
Till next time, Judy