Great Smoky Mountains Day 4

October 30, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Todays adventure took us into the Nantahala National Forest and a visit to the Nantahala Outdoor Center for an afternoon of zip-lining.  What a great time!  The only thing bad about the day was that it had to end.  

Our Zip trip took us around beautiful mountain sides and over deep gorges.  Their MegaZip covered 1200' at 350' above the ground.  Breath-taking! All photos taken with a Nikon Coolpix ruggedized/waterproof camera.

Above, as you can see, we were high above the tree line.  Most of the trees you see are about 60' high.

We were suspended by a 1/2" steel cable and used a special car with bearings and wheels to roll down the cable.

Below is the Mega Zip.  Our jump off point is located in the "slight V" of the mountain ridge at the top of the frame.

Although not fully changed, the foliage was still stunning but hard to fully appreciate when you screaming 55 mph down a 1/2" thread and flying higher than the birds!  

But as our twisted guide Ryan announced at our onset, "you never have to worry about falling, however, the sudden stop should be a huge concern"!

A video of Amy zipping is on my Facebook page.  A must do activity that i highly recommend.


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