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Zip lining/Canopy Tour at Historic Banning Mills
|Event Location:||Historic Banning Mills|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Sep 26 2009 8:00 am >> N/A (Carpool Departure: 8:15 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Mon, Aug 24 2009 10:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Sep 11 2009 9:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||Per itinerary|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Paula Schubert|
Denise Van Huss
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|Member Cost:||$113.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)|
|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||35|
|Minimum Group Size:||15|
|Number Registered So Far:||33 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
|"ARE YOU READY" for a an experience of a lifetime?|
"ARE YOU READY" to challenge yourself on one of the longest and highest canopy tours in the world?
You don't have to leave the country to experience a True Eco- ZipLine Canopy Tour! Historic Banning Mills Tree Flight Eco-Zip Line Canopy Tour is the ultimate adventure you won't want to miss!
With almost two miles of cable, bridges, tree houses and three wonderful towers with several places over 200 feet in the air, the phrase "Tree Flight" definitely applies. You will zip line and traverse the cable and lily pad bridges from tree platform to tree platform as well as crisscross up to six times over the beautiful Snake Creek Gorge. A True World Class Canopy Tour!
We will be experiencng the "FULL Extreme Adventure" Tour, which will include the new "Screaming Eagle" zipline and the "High Tree Trek" Gorge Traverse.
Full Extreme Adventure: This is the pattern plus tour, which includes a really long 1500 ft zip line called the Big Daddy! During this tour, you will have to climb two 65 ft towers as well as climb onto a series of tree platforms. Then we will continue on to the High Tree Trek Gorge Traverse, by criss crossing back and forth over the Snake Creek gorge on long and high cable and wood bridges that are unbelievable. Heights vary from 50 to 100 ft in the air. And topping it all off, we now have The New SCREAMING EAGLE, a 2400+ ft. High speed Zip Line that starts in one of the tallest timber pole towers in the World - Breath taking Adventure and Awesome views! Total zip lines for this Full Extreme Adventure are 5 major zip lines, and 1 small one to reach the ground at the end.
Full Extreme Adventure : Can take up to 4-5 hours
During the hot days of summer, Banning Mills must hold the upper weight limit to 285 pounds). Please note that each participant could be weighed at check in.
This adventure is NOT recommended for those with moderate to severe respiratory problems, heart problems, severe to moderate musculo skeletal problems, back problems or those who are in their mid to last trimester of pregnancy.
|How to Get There:|
|Event Directions:||From Atlanta: Take I-20 west to exit 34. Go south on Hwy 5, about 19 miles to the second traffic circle. Not the first but the second traffic circle! Turn right onto Hwy 16/Alt 27 and go thru the town of Whitesburg, go under the railroad trussel (looks like a bridge) and then turn right onto Antioch Rd. You will see our sign on the right. After turning right onto Antioch Rd, go to the stop sign and then go straight. We are about a mile or so on the right.
From Atlanta: Take I-85 south to exit 47. Turn right onto Bullsboro Drive. Go several red lights down and turn right onto the 34 bypass. (you will see a Chick Fil A Dwarf house and a Burger King on the left). Go another few redlights down and turn right onto Hwy 16/Alt 27 (by the Go Cart World) going towards Carrollton. Go about 10 miles and you will come into Whitesburg and a traffic circle. Go straight thru the traffic circle, go thru the town of Whitesburg. Go under a railroad trussel and then turn right onto Antioch Rd. Go to the stop sign and then go straight thru. We are about a mile on the right.
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|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||110Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||8:15 am|
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|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $44.00 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.|
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Payment may be made via PayPal, PC Banking or check. It is your responsibility to get in to meet due dates. Allow two days processing for PayPal and PC Banking and one week to mail a check.
|Payment Cut Off:||Payment must be received by the AOC on Fri, Sep 11 2009.|
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