This Memorial Day weekend was SO much fun! I spent Saturday up in the trees. I got to try out the new treetop & zip lining adventure by GoApe.
The Indianapolis location is relatively new so I was eager to give it a shot. I’ve been wanting to go zip lining for a while now, so once I heard about this new adventure, I knew I had to go check it out.
We registered through their website for a 1pm start time on the Saturday of Memorial day weekend. I was worried about the crowds being too crazy since it was a holiday weekend, but it wasn’t too bad.
We showed up right before 1pm, signed some waivers and were sent to a training course where we learned about our harness, the clips and how to attach yourself to each different course. I was a bit nervous to find out that there were no tour guides that came up in the trees with us, but once we started, I felt like we were trained well enough and there were a lot of signs throughout the course to remind you how to clip yourself in properly for each obstacle.
Here is a picture of Ryan and I with our harnesses on and ready to go!
There were 5 different courses all of which were attached by zip lines. We would start by climbing a rope later to get up into the trees. When up in the trees, there were many different bridges and obstacles where you balance yourself to get from one tree to the next. At the end of each course, you attach to a zip line and fly through the trees to get back to the ground.
The hardest part of the whole adventure was stopping yourself on the ground after the zip line. You’re supposed to use your feet and hit the ground running, however it wasn’t always that easy to do. A lot of times I’d end up coming in backwards and so I landed on my back in the mulch. It never hurt or anything though. The landing was challenging but I never felt like I was in danger.
The whole course took about 2 hours to complete. There were times when the lines got a bit long while we waited for the people in front of us to finish. I’m guessing the lines would be a bit shorter if we went on a week day but we decided to go on a holiday weekend..so I guess that’s our own fault 🙂
Overall, we had a BLAST at GoApe! I would absolutely do it again and would recommend it to anyone. It’s for all ages too. We saw several kids and even two awesome 64 year old women completed the course right behind us. (Shout out to Marcia and Beverly!!) They were there celebrating one of their 64th birthdays!! How awesome, right?
Head over to GoApe.com and find out if there’s a course near you. If there is, give it a shot. You will have a blast!
I put together a video of my experience. Here it is!