We decided to celebrate our one-year wedding anniversary up in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Being Memorial Day weekend, we didn’t want to travel anywhere where we would be stuck in a lot of traffic, so the White Mountains were perfect because most people were heading on either I-95 or Mass Pike and not I-93. The mountains are part of the Appalachian mountains and are really beautiful, especially in the fall when the leaves change color. I was tempted but I did not lug my big prof camera with me because I didn’t want to hike with it, so these are taken with my point-and-shoot and my smaller DSLR.
Frank likes adventure type stuff, so I surprised him by booking a canopy tour, also known as a zipline tour at the Bretton Woods ski resort, and they operate year round. We had 8 people in our group and it took about 3 hours to go through 10 ziplines, 3 rappels, and 2 sky bridges. I am not really fond of heights but I thought it would be a neat way to see the White Mountains. Finishing the course was a major accomplishment for me!! Thankfully it was not a very windy day because you are on these tiny platforms up to 180ft above ground, so any breeze sways the platform back and forth.
The first half of our group was very adventurous and jumped up and down the whole time they were on the sky bridge to make it sway a lot. I asked my group if we could just walk normally and they were really nice about not getting crazy.
Yes that is me!
This one was the longest and highest at 800ft long and 180ft above ground. As I was zipping above all the trees, I felt like I was a bird!
The view from one of the zipline stations.
There were 3 rappels, and this was by far the highest. It looks scarier than it really is, but then again, I didn’t look down the whole time I was descending.
Then the next day we went hiking and visited some of the waterfalls in the White Mountains. There are a lot of really great hiking trails to choose from! We accidentally did a hard one (you may want to consult a tour book to figure out which trails are easy, moderate, or hard), and were pretty tired afterwards.
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