Mountain Top Zipline tour at Berkshire East with Gail. Had an excellent time! Thanks go to
PG for making the suggestion, even if
he was unable to come up and play because of his fear of heights.
Each tour time takes a maximum of 10 people, but I had figured that a large group would be a little tedious since it meant waiting while each person is clipped, zipped, unclipped, etc. So, I picked the 10 AM slot, which until the day before was going to be just Gail and myself. Two more were added for a total of four, which turned out to be a nice number.
We got our gear and headed to the lift to the top.
Damien was one of our two guides.
Generally, he would hook up and zip to the other end, and then Erin would hook each of us up on the other end. We took terms going first, and I was last the first time. I was slightly apprehensive, but it turns out I loved launching myself into the air with the only slightly scary part just after that before I knew for sure that it would hold me.
We ran into this group of employees. Gail plays golf with the sister of the guy in black (Tony). Our guides referred to them as the old guys. Um, hello?! ;)
I was usually spinning, and coming in backwards and fast.
Up close and personal.
Gail was generally straight and nailed all of her landings.
Gail and I wait for Zip #6.
When we got to the 7th platform, I looked up and saw that #6 looked to be just a walk back up the hill from the bottom of 7 which we landed on the ground. From the radio chatter, I figured out that maybe the guy handling the lift was off doing a duty with a group doing the advanced zip-line, and we were speeding right alone in our little group. So, I asked it we couldn't walk up and redo #6 and #7, and they said we could. That was so cool!
Here I am landing #7.
And, the beautiful view going back down the chair lift.
Yup, it was an excellent adventure at just the correct adventure level for me. And, I took pictures.