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Canopy Tour Build - Week 2 - First Runs

After months of planning, there is nothing sweeter than the first runs...  The build team has been hard at work and Line 1 and Line 2 have been temped in. 

It will be a while before the platforms are hung and the course is ready for use by the public, but dialing in the first line is always a memorable experience.  First runs aren't always clean as you will see by the video below. 

As part of our commitment to preserving the natural environment, we endeavor to keep the forest as natural a possible.  This means leaving trees and limbs in place that may or may not be impacted by the zip line corridor until the line is set and tested.  Keeping a  corridor as natural as possible and only removing those limbs and trees that impose risk means lots of extra work, patience, and a few bumps, but we firmly believe it delivers the best overall experience for our customers.

Michael Smith, arbortrek canopy tour guide

Mike Smith

There's nothing sweeter than first runs... whether it's first tracks down the mountain on a powder day or the first flight through the trees.  After months of surveying, accessing trees, and collecting data to design a course that works with the forest and terrain, it's always exciting to venture out in to the unexplored and to be the first person to traverse a route that has never been traversed.  As an explorer, it's always hard to know if you were really the first person to climb a new rock route, paddle a river, or explore a remote area.  When you're building zip lines, it's a pretty safe bet that you're the first to fly through that area and it is very liberating. 


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