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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

High Flying in Boulder City...

It is not often that I am offered an opportunity to slide down a mountain at a high rate of speed just for a thrill, but when given the chance I jumped enthusiastically.  With stunning views of Las Vegas, Boulder City, Lake Mead, the solar power plant and even a smidgen of the Hoover Dam Bypass bridge I do have to say that this adventure is definitely not for the faint of heart. The Bootleg Canyon Flightlines adventure is a series of four zip-line cables that take you from the top of Red Mountain in Boulder City all the way down.  Basically you are attached to a harness that is then attached to a cable, all the while dangling you a few of hundred feet above the desert floor. The speeds that you reach can be as high as 60mph!

The van ride up the mountain is a bit bumpy but the Flighlines crew entertains you with a bit of really interesting history about the area and a lot of humor. In my opinion these guys and gals have an awesome job and one that keeps you incredibly fit. If you like adventure and want to experience Southern Nevada and its stunning desert like a hawk Flightlines is for you. I plan on going back soon to experience there full moon night tour. Care to join me?

For more information about Bootleg Canyon Flightlines please visit this site http://www.bcflightlines.com/home.html

Thank you Brina, Flightlines Crew & Jim!

The Las Vegas Valley from the top of Red Mountain
Paco and Jim at the top of Red Mountain
A stunning view of Lake Mead or Pond which ever you prefer
Paco standing in front of the first of four lines that take you down
Getting strapped in for an adventure of lifetime
Like I said not for the faint of heart
Paco, Lisa and Jim arriving at our destination
Lisa and Paco with the Flightline Crew
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