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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Treetop Trekking

So, a few weeks ago, a small group of us went Treetop Trekking at Horseshoe Valley.........OK it might have been a few months ago.....whatever!! We met up with our good friend Anita's brother Mike.  He pretty much runs the show at Treetop Trekking.  It's about an hour and a half north of Toronto. We didn't see him before our setup and instruction, so we headed out to the beginner course as one group.
 The Gang
Eddie Jen Erin Troy Tara Kevin

 The beginner course

 Me patiently waiting for Jen to cross already!!
One of the many zip lines

So you get 3 hours to go and run havoc on the tree games as they call them, after that you are finished and another group comes in.  The girls were freaking out at the height of the beginner course and so it took us nearly an hour and a half to complete.  It probably should have only taken 15 - 20 minutes!!  AAAAAARRRRRRGGHHH  we have got to ditch the girls!!!!
After completing the beginner course Erin had labelled herself as an EXTREME sports person.  OOOHHHH PLEASE!!!!! anyway the Green beginner course done, next is the slightly challenging Red course then Purple and then the Black course of which some of the Guides haven't even been able to finish. So here's our chance to ditch the girls, we sent them off to the Red course while we hit the Purple.  Just as we were nearly finishing the Purple the guide had a radio message telling us that the girls were coming over to watch us, wow they finished the Red course quick, which is supposed to be longer than the Green course. Yeh right!! I call bullshit! 

So after catching up with the girls on the ground, we find out that the Red course looked too scary from the ground, ok so do the green again I am thinking. We went off to conquer the Black course, while the girls watched from the safety of the ground. Actually they spent more time on the ground than they did in a tree....what a waste!! So we finished the Black course and the only thing left to do before our time run out was the big long zip line.  Once that was done Eddie and I went off to do the purple run once more before our time was up.  When we got back we could hear an unfamiliar but blissful sound of another aussie voice in the group,  it had to be Mike.....sure was, we had a good chat with him, passed on our thanks and left......as you do!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for giving instructions on trekking.It will help me lot during Gorilla Trekking.The pictures will show the cycles of trekking.It is a unforgettable steps in trekking.