Helpful Hints For Your Zip Line Adventure

Zip lines can now be found everywhere from the back woods to amusement parks. Why the zip line explosion? Because it is the closest thing to flying without needing wings!

Here we are going to focus on how to prepare for a zip line experience in a natural setting, not the packaged amusement park type. The best zip line experiences allow you so soar through the treetops and experience nature from a point of view few people have seen. We suggest that you bring:

– Clothing that is comfortable, appropriate for the weather and that you won’t mind getting a bit dirty.
– Work gloves (many zip line operator will provide you with these, check ahead of time).
– A water bottle.
– Sunscreen and lip balm (SPF 15+ please).
– Bug repellent – you are visiting their world and they get a bit curious.
– A small camera.
– A light backpack.
– Closed toe shoes that are secure on your feet. If a shoe falls off, it may be very difficult to get down to retrieve it and dangerous to go without it. Bottom line – your guide may get grumpy when they have to figure out how to get it back!

Remember, you will be high off the ground in a natural environment. Pay close attention to your guides as they will not only make sure you have a great time, but also will keep you safe. They will explain how to properly fit your helmet and harness. If you are not 100% clear on their use, please ask! They will also explain safety procedures on the course. Some of them may seem silly (like calling out commands and responses) but they are vitally important to your safety. Do them exactly as instructed, every time. You may also learn how to slow yourself on some lines.

Most zip line adventures take place rain or shine so be prepared to get hot and/or wet. If lightning is in the area, you will probably leave the course until it has passed so if the forecast calls for storms, plan for extra time.