Hi! How was your weekend? I had the best time zip lining on Saturday!
Early Saturday morning, I met my fellow Vegas bloggers for a day of fun at FlightLinez in Bou
lder City. Boulder City is about 20 miles from Vegas.
From their site, “Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon was installed to assist in preserving Bootleg Canyon Park. In August of 2008 the Flightlinez opened to the public. Bootleg Canyon Park is home to over 40,000 big horn sheep, 36 miles of mountain biking trails and centuries of history. “
After filling out paperwork, they took us back to get the group all geared up.
They have tons of equipment in their room. Here are the trollies they use to hook us up to the zip line.
After getting “suited” up so to speak, the crew went over the “dos” and “don’t’s” of zip lining. I started getting a bit nervous cause there was, what I felt like at least, quite a few rules.
My friend Abby and I excited to start the day!
Once ready, the shuttle took us up the mountain a few miles. The crew kindly carried the ladies gear the rest of the hike to the first run.
Already, I just knew this would be an amazing experience. I mean, look at these views.
For some reason, even when clipped, my helmet didn’t want to stay straight. Perhaps my head is mishapen!?!
I hoped to get a bit of color on these legs of mine, but no dice. Guess I just need to expect these white beauties as is.
The hike up to our first run took us about 10 minutes. I have to say the weather would have been just perfect had it not been so WINDY! Like seriously crazy wind!
While making our way up, you can make out a itty bitty view of the Vegas strip. You see it?
At the top of the hill we reached the platform for our first run. The first run has the biggest drop of the four, about 450 feet. The nerves really started to show once I knew I was minutes away from taking off.
The staff was super helpful and they definitely helped to ease my worries. They got us secured and ready to go!
I have to say, it was nothing like I have ever done! The first run went by so quickly. I kept waiting to see the flags waving, indicating to start braking. They just didn’t seem to come soon enough. Therefore, I had a difficult time slowing down and my first run wasn’t the most graceful of landings. Here is the platform where we landed.
Here are a couple of gals that just had finished their first run! And you can see of the crew members flagging down another zip liner.
After the group all went through run one, we walked over to the second platform. The second run is 1864 feet across the desert valley.
The crew kept things silly and entertaining.
The crew was a bit worried about this run since it was facing against the wind. Well if you can believe, I actually got stuck. Yep, they had to come out to get me. One other person also needed to be rescued. But it was neat to see how they pull you in. Talk about a good arm workout.
The views from the second run were just breathtaking.
The other people in the group managed to make it in on this run, a-ok.
After a couple runs, I really started to have a great time! Nerves were gone! This is also the spot where we took off for the third run which is just a bit under a half mile in length. This was my favorite run cause you really got to take in the views while in the air!
The fourth run is the shortest of the four. With the crazy winds in our direction, the crew recommended using the brake most the run.
Since this is the shortest run, you can even spot the platform at the top.
I managed to brake in time and had a pretty decent landing! Despite the windy weather, zip lining was a blast! I can’t wait to go again.
The Vegas bloggers had such a fun time! A big thanks to Flightlinez for a fabulous day and a new experience.
Thanks for reading!
*disclaimer”: The flightlinez tour was provided free of charge. My opinions are honest and my own.
Have you ever went zip lining? If so, where? If not, would you like to?