Today was our day off for the week. David's buddy in the branch got us a sweet deal on a zip lining tour. The zip line is supposed to be the best in all of Southern Alaska. Let me tell you, we were not let down! First we started out in Skagway and took a small bus to Dyea (a ghost town) and that took about 20 minutes. The scenery was gorgeous and we saw a seal on the way there. After the bus ride we were transferred to what is called a Unimog. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unimog
It got us up 800 ft. in elevation in less than a mile and a half. There were 11 zips total, the longest being 743 ft.
<-Also, notice David's lack of beard. He shaved it and now he looks Mexican. (But don't worry, it IS coming back)May not look like much but this thing could climb onto the roof of your house.
Before David tightened his harness, the guide told him to make sure "he had all his furniture in the same room." David knew the helmets were green so he dressed accordingly.
When in doubt...chill out.