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    Just playin' in the trees .....

    Had my youngest daughter "Ewok" home for the summer, and decided to have some fun before she went back to college, so we planned a day together in Western Mass in the Berkshires doing some Ziplining together. We stopped on the way out there at my dropzone (where I usually skydive) and she got to see some of my friends fall from the sky and land. She wanted to jump too, but we had time constraints at the Zipline course, and another hour and a half of driving to get there.

    I had no camera, but they had a photographer there who takes shots for folks. Here's a couple - my daughter, the Ewok, Me (SkyPainter), and the obligatory group shot in a tree platform. Many ways to use trees!

    Was great fun!!

    These first two come out sideways for some reason! Sorry!

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    DDD_6434.jpg It ain't exactly freefall, but it sure is fun anyway!

    DDD_6437.jpg The Ewok does a mean Tarzan yell!

    DDD_6453.jpg Group fun!

    We did a 3-hour challenge course - 11 different Ziplines, each with a unique characteristic; three different rappels down from tree platforms, and two swinging rope bridges.

    We had a ball! Afterwards, we went and had lunch, and crawled through some antique shops before heading home.

    Fun using the tops of the trees this time!

    Hope you enjoy them! (Sorry about the pic rotations!)

    ~ Sky
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    Looks like you had a great time! That is not that far from where I live. My wife and I have been talking about doing the fall colors zip line tour. Thanks for sharing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by raiffnuke View Post
    Looks like you had a great time! That is not that far from where I live. My wife and I have been talking about doing the fall colors zip line tour. Thanks for sharing!
    ===> If you get a chance, go do it! It is a ball, and they are extremely safety oriented.

    Thanks!

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    SkyPainter - "... and then the police came."

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    I did a zip line one time at a water park it was fun, but expensive

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    Looks like you had tons of fun and made some great memories!
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    Whoooooo Buddy and Buddette.....that looks too fun))))))
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    Whooooo Buddy)))) All Good in the Backwood Hood.

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    Always wanted to do a zip line...looks like fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Whoooooo Buddy and Buddette.....that looks too fun))))))
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    ===> Thanks, Shug! Shorely was a lot of fun that day! Was real nice getting to spend a day together with my kid in the Piney Woods of New England, even if it wasn't in a hammock!

    BTW: On the tallest and longest of the zip lines, I let out a mighty "Whoooo Buuddaay!" whist traversing the span! Echo'd throughout the mountains! hehehe... representin', ya know!

    Best -

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    SkyPainter - "... and then the police came."

    All these years people said,"He's acting like a kid!"
    He did not know that he could not fly, and so, he DID!

    Live Purposefully; Dare Greatly; Land Gently

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgeary28 View Post
    Looks like you had tons of fun and made some great memories!
    ===> Thanks! We sure did both that day!

    ~ Sky
    SkyPainter - "... and then the police came."

    All these years people said,"He's acting like a kid!"
    He did not know that he could not fly, and so, he DID!

    Live Purposefully; Dare Greatly; Land Gently

    "Never knock on Death's door - just ring the bell and run! He hates that!"

    My outdoorsy YouTube channel is: "WMICommissioner"

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    We did one last year, can't wait to go again. They are a lot of fun.

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