By: Jennifer Murray

A Treetop Date: Go Ape! Zip Line Adventure at Eagle Creek

I can’t even begin to describe the THRILL and FUN adventure Brad and I were able to take part in over the weekend.  Thanks to my Indy Geek Girls and Go Ape!, we were able to try out Indy’s first zip line and ropes course at Eagle Creek Park (just minutes from our home)!

zip line safety training go ape

I was a little bit nervous that I would have to change underwear mid-course during the training, but once we completed the bunny-hill training, I felt fairly certain that I wouldn’t come off the course like this poor fellow…

safety rules zip line go ape course

The course was mapped into 5 individual sections, each having a little more thrill and challenge than the last.

climbing ropes go ape treetop adventure

Balancing bridges, ladders, and nets took you higher and higher into the tree canopy, with only one way down. ZIP LINE, BABY!

 

Each challenge brought it’s own thrill, challenges, and the rewarding sense of accomplishment at the end of each course.

go ape eagle creek treetop adventure

I loved the opportunity to cheer each other on, give tips to the person behind you, and help each other conquer our fears. Talk about a GREAT teambuilding activity!

tarzan rope swing and ziplines eagle creek

I had so much fun up in these trees – such an awesome adventure and lesson in trust and letting go. 

treetops ropes course indiana eagle creek

And every once in a while, you just had to pause and take in the beauty. I mean, how often do you get a treetop view like this?

treetops eagle creek zip line course

So thankful to take on this incredible adrenaline rush with my #1 Teammate!

   go ape zip line course indiana

We did it, Ladies!  All sweat and no tears.

indy geek girls eagle creek go ape

{A special thanks to Go Ape! for allowing us to try out the course, and for Sarah who arranged all the details. I shall forever be indebted to you! }

7 Responses to “A Treetop Date: Go Ape! Zip Line Adventure at Eagle Creek”

  1. HoundDogMom (Sherri)
    July 16, 2012 at 9:56 am #

    That looks like so much fun. We are headed to Indy over Labor Day for the drag races. We are there for a week so I might have to have me and hubby check this out. I have always wanted to do a ZIP line. Sherri
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  2. Covington Grandma
    July 16, 2012 at 11:31 am #

    Jen, So glad that I didn’t know about this adventure ;until you were home safe on Saturday afternoon. You never cease to amaze me! when I was a kid, I went to the movie theater to watch TARZAN movies, but never did i think I would someday watch a video of my daughter screaming through the trees!I

  3. Crystal
    July 16, 2012 at 4:40 pm #

    I’m so jealous! I’m an adrenaline junkie who LOVES ziplines (and has been known to try and hide a pregnancy from the zipline people so I can still ride!). And ropes courses are the best!

  4. Grady Pruitt
    July 17, 2012 at 8:51 am #

    That looks like so much fun, I might have to find a place that does that sometime! Glad you had fun!
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  5. Angie @ Just Like The Number
    July 17, 2012 at 9:50 am #

    Mike and I are having our own treetop date there on Sunday! It looks so amazingly cool. I’ll take any of those tips right about now!
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  6. Debbie
    July 17, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

    WOW – now that looks like fun!!!

  7. Barbara Manatee
    July 22, 2012 at 11:17 pm #

    That looks like SO much FUN!!! I wish we had something like that near us…I’d totally give it a try!!
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