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Treetop Zip Trip (part one)

We packed up our courage Saturday morning, and set off for Canyons in Park City, Utah. We had 11:30 reservations for the ride of our lives.

After getting properly equipped, we received a short course on safety.

 

Leah, Andrew, Brad and Reg were all smiles as we reached our first zip line platform.

During our lift ride up the mountain, our instructor Matt spoke enthusiastically about his job and all the improvements that are currently under construction around the Park City area. He was a great salesman…after we all successfully made our first run down the 800 foot Red Pine Zip Line, he announced that it was our last chance to upgrade to the Epic Tour.

Pleased with ourselves for having conquered our first 800 foot zip and feeling a little cocky, we all accepted the challenge and signed on to ride down the Lookout zip line, a 2,111 foot drop over the treetops above Lookout Canyon.

Andrew and Leah bravely volunteered to be first to zip over Lookout Canyon.

Once we reached the loading platform, there was only one way down…unless we were willing to take the long hike back to the resort. I must say, I gave it some thought as I watched Andrew and Leah disappear into the distance…

 
 
 
 
 
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Park City brings out the child in us all

The brochure promised “It's more fun at Park City,” so we got an early start today to determine if it was true.

Our first stop was the Alpine Coaster, an elevated track that winds through more than a mile of twisting turns, racing beneath the trees at speeds of up to 30 mph. After a short lesson on braking and accelerating, we were sent up the hill.

The Alpine Coaster was a hit with us all. Brad was a good sport and tried some flips on the Legacy Launcher and Leah talked her way on to the carousel.

We're not quite ready for the Olympics yet, but we all had a blast racing down this summer sledding course.

 

 

 

Warmed up and ready to go, we jumped on the lift and rode up to 8,000 feet for a ride on one of the four the Alpine Slides, a luge-like track that would speed us back down the hill.

Our first attempt was rained out, and we were sent back to the bottom in a Suburban. Fortunately, the afternoon sunshine allowed us multiple trips down the mile-long course.

We were all warned that the “sleds” will dump you out if you try to go too fast. A couple of us learned (the hard way) it was true…but I'm not a tattletale, so I'm not saying who…you'll have to guess!

Unsettled weather like we had today can be a little tricky. There are no refunds when rain shuts down rides. However, even with a little bad weather, our family consensus was seven thumbs up for the Park City Resort. It was a fun day!

 

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Fun takes flight during Park City family retreat

Brad brought plenty of discs for the whole family.

The Canyons Resort was the setting for today's round.

The first act of our family retreat in Park City, Utah was a round of disc golf. The gondola and chair lift took us to the high-mountain course where we spent most of the time hunting for lost discs. We lost just one, but found two others for a net gain.

Many other mountainside activities await the family in the next few days, proving Park City is not just a winter paradise!

The fairways were a bit overgrown and Reg landed one up a tree, sending Brad on a rescue climb.

Dedicated disc hunters search successfully.

 

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