|To the Trees!|
This course was not a good idea for anyone with a fear of heights! By the time we progressed to the blue level courses, we were easily 30-40 feet off the ground. The self guided tours took us through obstacles that made you feel like you were a contestant on Fear Factor, minus the bug eating. If you just tried to focus on the wires and not look past to the forest floor, then you were okay. It was hard to remember that even if you did lose your balance and fall, your safety harness would catch you. For the true chickens, the course had staff members with ladders that would come get you out of the tree...but honestly, going down those ladders looked scarier than most of the obstacles.
Of course, Brett had done ropes courses before and was practically a pro at it, but this was a first for Heather. Her first thought was "This is what it's like to be on Circus of the Stars!" She spent a considerable amount of time worrying about crashing into trees coming off the zip lines. Her yelps of excitement/fear were just part of the howls from the other
The ropes course was a ton of fun and a great way to get your exercise! We spent three hours playing in the trees and woke up super sore the next morning. We never made to the black levels, but we're pretty happy with our progress. Nothing like spending the day feeling like a flying squirrel!
Here's a look at our highlights:
The official video from Catamount Adventure Park: