When you break it down, a day of flying along a zip line, suspended above good old West Virginia mountains, makes it almost impossible not to have a great time.
But guess what? It can be even better. Read on to learn these five simple tips to help you get the most from your zip line tour.
- Meet people. More often than not, you will be paired up with other groups of 2 to 4 people for your zip line experience. You’re not in an elevator, so reach out and get know the people on your trip. They’re probably just as excited to be there as you. So that’s one thing you have in common.
- Bring a camera. Memories are good, but photos to share are even better, so tote along a point-and-shoot cameras. On ACE’s zip line, you can take pictures while zipping – no hands are required for braking. Now, if that’s still too much multi-tasking for you, one of the trip guides or a new found friend can take the picture. Don’t forget to smile.
- Dress comfortably and for the right season. You’ve planned this great trip – now check the weather to be sure you are bringing the right attire. Zipping is not aerobic, so if it’s cool out, wear a jacket, pants and good walking shoes. If it’s warm out, wear something comfortable that won’t ride up. There is a harness involved, after all.
- Look around. If you’ve never zipped before, you might find yourself shutting your eyes or looking straight ahead to the landing platform. There is plenty of time between launching and landing, so take that time to enjoy the view. It’s an amazing perspective of the landscape.
- Let out a big whopping scream. Picture it: You’re in the middle of the woods with 10-15 of your closest friends (for the day). How many opportunities do you have to take a big gulp of fresh air and scream like Tarzan? It’s not often. And zipping gives you the perfect excuse.