CRF Blog

Zip Line Craze

by Bill Hayes

The Los Angeles Times reports that Zip lines have spread across the U.S.

[N]ow comes the zip line — an elevated cable ride that zips harnessed riders downhill at high speeds, powered only by gravity.

Across the nation, these rides stretch over canyons, vineyards, island tourist towns and even zoos. Since 2001, the number of zip lines built in the U.S. has soared from 10 to more than 200, according to zip line experts. [more]

Below is a video of what is claimed to the “world’s fastest, highest, longest, steepest zip line.”