Zip Lining in Northern California

As with all things I do that put me in a position to confront my fears, I internally contemplate how scared I am, and yet every time (so far to this date), I put on my game face, and push forward. I am extremely afraid of heights. If you are a regular reader of this blog, that should come as no surprise. However, I have come to terms with that fear, having rappelled down a rock in Utah, jumped off a trapeze in NYC, hiked peaks, climbed tall buildings (in a single bound), and jumped off of an airplane. I’m still afraid, but that fear no longer consumes me. And so it was that I went zip-lining today.

I knew it would be a good day when I had zip lined from one platform to the next, upon landing, 150 feet up among the trees, when I saw my iPhone precariously sitting on the edge of the platform by my feet. I must not have secured it inside my pocket, but instead laying loosely inside my fleece. How it did not fall out while in midflight was a miracle.

We went to Mount Hermon Adventures in Felton, CA near Santa Cruz. Like all places in California, this place was also stunningly beautiful, with massively tall redwoods taking control of the landscape. The air was clean with a strong hint of trees, the sounds of the forest encircling our senses. Outfitted with cables and a harness, training didn’t last long, and was fairly simple, learning how to steer and brake. Before long, we were up for two hours, going through six zip lines, at heights from 50 to 150 feet. I was surprised at how easily I caught on.

I wasn’t surprised with how much I loved it.

Go Adventure. Go Travel. Go Live.

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