This was my first ziplining experience, and I have to admit that I was pretty disappointed. It took a long time just to get ready and trained for the tour and a long time between each zip line while we waited for people to get clipped, zipped, and unclipped. Being up high is pretty cool. The extra precautions they need to take to make sure everyone is safe and always clipped in way up in the trees contributes to the slow pace. But even the ziplines themselves aren't really that thrilling. A 400' long zipline sounds long if you've never been on one before, so I thought it would be exciting, but it really wasn't. After going on this tour, I was left to wonder why people are all gung ho about ziplines in general. I would never go on this particular zipline tour again, and I even got a big discount for being a guest at Mount Hermon. Fast forward several months, and I went on my second ever zipline tour in a town called Santa Margarita. Now THAT was thrilling and made me understand why people really do enjoy ziplining. In Santa Margarita you don't suffer through a long training routine like you do at Mount Hermon, they just clip you in and you go. Unlike the Mount Hermon ziplines, the lines in Santa Margarita are designed to brake you automatically, and that is part of the thrill as you go jamming all the way to the end without having to worry about knocking anybody down. And they have an 1800' zipline that puts Mount Hermon's 400' zipline to shame. If you want an overly-relaxed pace and are willing to spend the money, then the Mount Hermon zipline would be an OK choice, but if you want a thrill, go elsewhere.
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