“All good things are wild and free.” – Henry David Thoreau
Some people are fearless. I’m usually the one who cheers them on from the sidelines. However, I do believe in trying almost everything once. My best friend, who lives in DC, decided to take me to Harpers Ferry Adventure in West Virginia.
We started our day with a zip line tour. This is a 3-hour thrill ride passing through 8 zip lines ranging from 200 to 800 feet in length. We experienced several belayed ladder climbs, suspension bridges, and a 25-foot free fall on the automatic hands-free safety belay. I was honestly scared since it was my first time but I did it anyway. One step closer to being a daredevil right?
Next, we went to the guided white water rafting tour. A 6-mile tour on the Potomac and Shenandoah river where Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia come together. It was quite an experience and made me realize how difficult white water rafting is on the arms. My arms sure got the much-needed workout. It was really a combination of calm and rough waters and stunning views.
My tips for this trip:
1. There will be a lot of climbing, walking on suspension bridges, and different obstacle courses for the zip line tour.
2. Bring a waterproof case for your cellphone or camera in order to get those cool action shots.
3. For the white water rafting, you will obviously get wet. I would recommend wearing a sporty waterproof sandals. Please see links below.
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