Squire Boone Caverns Zipline
My family doesn’t know this but I have a bucket list of sorts. Not just for where I want to go or what I want to learn how to cook, but things I want to try. Experiences that I am either too afraid to try, don’t know how to do it or I haven’t visited the location where it needs to be done yet.
One item on my list was zip lining. I have been hearing about this new outdoor adventure for months and it made me conjure images of 007 gliding out of a building before it blows up. It just didn’t seem like something I could do.
I’m not going to lie-I was scared to death. Not because I felt unsafe, but because I am no athlete and I was worried I would be embarrassed. Of course I was but it was all in fun and we had a great time with my uncoordinated attempts at flying through the canopy of trees like a graceful bird.
Yes, I screamed. Yes, my landings were bad. Yes, I disobeyed all instructions and grabbed the line when it came time to stop. We had the best instructors (Matt and Jim) who took great pains to make sure we were strapped in safely and helped to quell not only my fears but those of my 10 year old son through humor, funny stories and support. He was almost in tears before we had our first safety lesson and by the end he was negotiating ‘ just one more zip’. He loved it and what I know they will remember is that I tried something new, crossed an item off my personal bucket list and had a blast.
If you get the chance to visit Squire Boone Caverns in Harrison County Indiana, I highly recommend the caving/zip line package. You can find discounts online as well as on Groupon.
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While you are there you need to take the cavern tour. Other than the steps down and up it is fine for most skill levels. Dress comfortably with tennis shoes as well.
The village in and around the caverns has little gift shops and snacks so make sure to bring a bit of extra money for that.