Sunday, June 7, 2009

Zip lines

When people think of Costa Rican jungle adventures, they often think first of zip lines. Here are two views of zip lining. The top photo is my older son and the bottom photo is my younger son. (Naturally, I could not play favorites and show only one.)

Usually, zip lines stretch from platforms built high up in trees in the forest or jungle. The zip lines shown here are unusual, however, because they stretch over a slot canyon carved by a river that runs down the slopes of Rincon de la Vieja volcano.

These photos were taken as part of the activities in the adventure tour at Hacienda Guachipelin. It is a large cattle ranch that has facilities and activities for visitors, including these zip lines. I will refrain from telling you about the remainder of the activities at this time, as during the next week or so I will be showing more photos of some of the activities that my sons and I did during our one-day Adventure Tour visit. If you cannot wait to see more on this website, one day at a time, here is a link to its website. I will post the link to the website again at the end of this series, so you can wait until then before you explore the official website if you don't want to spoil the surprise of the upcoming activities.

There were about a dozen different zip lines in the Hacienda Guachipelin Adventure Tour. After a safety briefing, the first several links go through the forest to get people used to the zip line experience, then this canyon appears, with zip lines stretching across the canyon.

You will notice that in the second photo, my younger son is taking a video with his camera as he is going down the zip lines. Tomorrow, I will show a photo of another way to go down the zip lines.

15 comments:

brattcat said...

That cave-like part of the canyon is beckoning. I'd love to explore in there. Did anyone take your photo on the zip-line?

Sharon said...

I can't believe he's taking a video while doing this. It was all I could do just to get from platform to platform. This is one of those things that I'm glad I did....once.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Brattcat,
My son Stuart did take my picture. Also, Hacienda Guachepelin had a photographer accompany our group and he took photos, which we purchased on a CD. Two of the photos that I have selected for my series were taken by him.

For several of the action shots coming up, I have selected photos of three young women who did the zip lines with my two sons and me. They gave me their consent to take and post their photos. And I am sure that the readers of this blog would agree that they were more camera-friendly subjects that my sons or me.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

wowie zowie fun. i have done the ziplining and love it. I even did the Super Chica position and flew like Superman.

glenda said...

wow

valeria said...

It looks great fun but...I would NEVER do it!!!!

Jacob said...

Fantastical shots. You guys are certifiable, though! You know that, right? ;-)

Jarart said...

YIKES!

Rajesh said...

Amazing, I had never heard of this before. It is scary for me. Never the less I wish to try at least once.

Steffe said...

What Glenda said!

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