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Canopy With a View

About a month ago, my best friend and I visited a popular ski resort.  No, we didn’t go skiing :-).  Yes, we actually  do get spring and summer in Canada :-).  We took a tour through ancient caves, did a six-hundred metre canopy walk through the trees (that was fun but slightly stressful), and zip lined a couple times.

I want to just come back to the canopy walking for a second.  If you ever decide to do something like this, make sure you’ve got a good pair of running shoes on, you don’t have weak knees, and you’re capable of balancing your way across really skinny planks of lumber hinged together with creaking metal connector doo-hickey-thingys.  May sure you’re okay with hugging a tree for dear life eighty to one hundred feet up in the air while you unclamp yourself from your life line wire and re-clamp it to the next wire moving in the opposite direction.  Make sure you can balance yourself when the wind blows up there.  Make sure you won’t freak out when the wood planks make this funny sound like they’re going to snap in two at any minute and leave you dangling like a limp rag doll when your harness catches your fall and you snap back about ten feet in the air due to the impact.

Other than that, enjoy the experience and get some great pics! 😛

This is a view of a dead canopy "trail" after we had finished the canopy walk.  Taken while standing on a canopy base build around a massive tree trunk about 70 feet.  I loved the zip line down.

This is a view of a dead end canopy “trail” after we’d finished the canopy walk. Taken while standing on a canopy base build around a massive tree trunk about 70 feet up in the air. I loved the zip line down.

I got brave while balancing on those ridiculously skinny wood planks to pull out my camera and snap a quick shot.  It was super peaceful up there and very surreal.

I got brave while balancing on those ridiculously skinny wood planks to pull out my camera and snap a quick shot. It was super peaceful up there and very surreal.

 

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