Adventurous Places North America

Zipping Through the Gorge

My heart races in exhilaration. The dark forest floor lying hundreds of feet below passes beneath me in a blur. I am zipping throughThe Gorge, the fastest and highest zipline in all of North America.

For my forty-first birthday, Rebecca surprised me by taking me to the  Gorge Zipline Canopy Tour in Saluda, North Carolina. For all you adventure seekers and adrenaline junkies out there, this is one place you can’t afford to miss. The zip lines are amazing, the views are spectacular, and the friendly  professional  staff couldn’t get any better! After completing your 3.5 hours of zipping through the breathtaking Green River Gorge, chill out on the lofty deck on the back of their barn-shaped building. While  there, wind down and enjoy a cold craft beer in the open mountain air. Before leaving,  stop by the Gorge’s gift shop for some really awesome gear and apparel. If you haven’t ever been ziplining, or if it’s been awhile, you might as well do it right by traveling to the Gorge in scenic Saluda, NC. This is Big John’s experience posted below.

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The entire zip lining crew from left to right: Newlyweds Nathan and Brittany, Newlyweds Daria and Daniel, and the engaged Rebecca with Big John.

 

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Soaring high over the Green River Gorge.

 

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Go Daria!

 

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One of our expert guides!

 

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Newlyweds Nate and Brittany.

 

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There she goes! Racing over 6,500 feet of zip lines!

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Big John getting sweet on his baby doll!

 

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 Just look at that pretty smile! Rebecca smiles is nice too.

 

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Rebecca looking way too cool for school!

 

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Overlooking 10,000 acres of Appalachian beauty. 

 

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Nate may be smiling on the outside, but I sense a lot of fear in his heart!

 

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Dan wanted a picture with his back to the camera. He said he looked silly with all those tears in his eyes.

 

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Brittany just hangin’ out under a canopy of trees!

 

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Daniel and Daria sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G…

 

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Finally got a picture of Dan facing the camera.  You can’t even tell he’d been crying!

 

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Dan, the man!

 

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Daria is a natural!

 

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What’s the weight limit again on one of these things?

 

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Check out  Rebecca’s guns! Obviously she’s been juicing!

 

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Traversing the Sky Bridge In the heart of the gorge.

 

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What a couple of lovebirds!

 

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Rebecca in a free-fall!

 

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Big John – the action figure!

 

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Just look at that drop!

 

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She likes the rough stuff, what can I say?

 

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Daria  rappells to the platform below. Hang in there, girl!

 

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Brittany taking the plunge!

 

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If  you ever fall off the Sears Tower just go real limp, them maybe people will try to catch you because, hey, free dummy.” – Jack Handey 

 

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They say his body still lies there, undisturbed after all these many months .

 

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Big John and his baby doll on the Sky Bridge.

 

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Here is your ticket to flying in The Gorge

 

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Daria and Dan waiting on the rest of the crew to cross over.

 

 

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Big John

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