We discovered Go Ape while visiting Eagle Creek Park, Indianapolis, Indiana back in November. Excitedly we learned of the Rock Creek Park course, located much closer to our WV eastern panhandle residence.
My husband and I booked a midday outing on Friday, March 15th, joining a three person team and a couple both from the DC area. We were greeted enthusiastically while checking in/ completing liability paperwork thence commenced training with an equally enthusiastic Danielle. A fellow working the course joined her in strapping everyone safely into their harness. She very simply explained the basics of always staying connected to ensure ones safety. The harnesses are equipped with two safety lines so following the simple concept of always be connected ensures a safe and fun adventure. At ground level we all experienced proper connecting and disconnecting and the different hooking required for ascending the ladders and the tarzan swing. We then proceeded to the first course where slightly above ground, we demonstrated proper protocols and we released to enjoy the "secure" sections of the course, having received the secret access code.
The three person team were out to move through quickly so we and the other couple let them soar. We moved through the course at our desired pace. At a certain point, the other couple allowed us to pass for they were enjoying an even more relaxed pace.
Gosh, how does one describe "fun?" It just is. We were at play, nested in the comfort of Rock Creek Park, ascending and traveling from tree to tree, knowing we were entirely safe for we always stayed connected. Danielle and other friendly staff roamed below, keeping an eye on teams progress and leveling the ?rip? line landing pads.
For those afraid of heights, as long as you are connected, the trees and lines have you so just play. Focus on the course and lovely views, not the ground Take the more strenuous options when presented and test yourself, expand that infinitely potential to go further than you've ever gone before. Upon completing the course, I was ready for another round, this time to see how much I could do with free hands.
There is a height requirement, possibly 4'10". We are in our late 40s and found the course fine although I noted at the rope web at the tarzan lines that I could benefit from doing some sit ups for a little stronger core.
FYI - Ample parking and no fee to enter the Rock Creek Park.
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