This photo also shows a perspective of the distance and elevation drop from one platform to the next. Visible in the bottom of the photo is the Rio Blanco river that carved the slot canyon through which we were zip-lining, rappelling, Tarzan-swinging, and rock climbing,
In this photo you can see my son's right arm positioned on the cable, ready to pull down if he needs to brake. The friction of the leather glove pulling down on the cable provides the braking.
You may recall that near the beginning of this photo tour I showed a picture of one of the women who took the tour with us traveling down the zip lines with no hands. Tomorrow and the following day I will show you something even more extreme. Fasten your seat belts.