I found this one in my local paper, the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. The article deals with a place called Hocking Hills Canopy Tours in Ohio that has a zipline course set up. So what is ziplining? Let’s qoute from the article:
"Ziplining, or canopy touring, has been around for a dozen years or more, becoming popular mostly in "adventure" vacation destinations such as Central America, Alaska and Hawaii. In a typical layout, cables are strung between tree-mounted platforms, and riders "zip" from one spot to another, attached to a pulley device that rolls along the cables."
Pretty slick stuff. I can recall doing a confidence course in Boy Scouts years ago that was set up similarly and it was a blast. The article is pretty good and it looks like a great way to spend the day in the treetops. Being that it isn’t all that far from me you may see a trip report on this one sometime in the future!