After being driven away by a thunderstorm a few weeks ago we finally got to ride the Red Ore Zip Tour at Red Mountain Park. Fear Cheoil and I were joined by our friend Renee.
We hiked up to "the can," a metal shipping container with all the equipment, and got geared up.
|Fear Cheoil all strapped in.|
When we got to the Tree House the lead guide introduced himself.
"Hi, I'm Daredevil."
Great. I was starting to get a little nervous and that ramped the butterflies up a notch.
I didn't have to worry, though, he and the other two guides, Chelsea and Jewels, were all about safety. There wasn't a time when we weren't strapped to a steel cable of some sort.
After one short zip, just to get us used to the idea, there was a rope Burma Bridge, then a rope swing.
|Fear Cheoil follows Renee onto the Burma Bridge.|
After that it was all zip line to the end. On one short section, Daredevil challenged us to go backwards. So, of course I did. It wasn't as scary as it sounds.
Renee is a small person and got stuck in the middle of one of the longer sections. Jewels had to zip out and pull her in. I was at the next "tripod" and didn't get to watch, but she told me it was like being hit head-on by a pro line backer.
After that first scary section, it was hard not to laugh the whole way.
|No, he's not screaming. Tarzan yell, maybe?|
Here's Renee on one of the longer sections.
We were on the course for about an hour and a half. It cost $50 each, which is a good price as zip lines go. Most of them I've seen start at $80. Since we'd never been zip lining before it was a wonderful introduction. Definitely worth it and worth doing again.