#61 Go on a Zip Cord

May 24, 2011

Being the avid thrill seeker that I am, I have always wanted to glide amongst the treetops on a zip cord!  Traveling to Hawaii was a great opportunity to try new things and experience some of these outdoorsy adventures that aren’t exactly abundant in my home of the concrete jungle–NYC.  This may be a little repetitive for those who read my entire Hawaii post, but for those who chose to read the slimmed down version, you may find it interesting.  While on the island of Kauai, we found a treetop tour in Lawai, which is on the south side of the island.  We were up bright and early to get there and meet a guy on an ATV who directed us into the forest to the start of the zip lining course.  This course had 7 lines ranging from long, medium, one mini zip, and a bunch of different rope bridges to cross as well.  We got all our gear on, and they took us up on our first zip.  I was a bit nervous at the start.  Although I enjoy scary adventures after they are over, I still get that huge pit in my stomach before partaking in them!  The scream from the woman in front of us on the first tour did not help my nerves!  We climbed to the top of this rope bridge to start the course, and WOW, was it high!  The first zip was a little freaky, but definitely fun, and I think I got the hang of zipping pretty quickly!  We continued along the tour taking photos, across bridges, and swinging on swings above the treetops.  We were pretty high up there, and luckily, Zack and I were able to get a couple cool videos of us on the zip line.  (although I was terrified I might drop my camera and lose all of our honeymoon photos haha.)  Our guides were all really nice and gave us great tips for the rest of our trip in Kauai.  At the end of the day, I felt like a pro, and zip cording was not nearly as scary as I thought it was going to be!  The monster swing we did at the end of our treetop tour ended up being the scariest part of the day, dropping you 60 feet in the air.  Definitely a rush!  I’m happy to have completed yet another adventure on the list!  Check out some photos and a video of the monster swing at the bottom of the post 🙂


Monster Swing Video:  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yv3IYbItpcA

One thought on “#61 Go on a Zip Cord

  1. ok that scream is great!!!!! bringing the camera was totally worth it – thank gd for safety straps! next step zip lines across rooftops in the concrete jungle.

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