Thursday, May 9, 2013

Ziplining in Kauai -- Post 2

Museum Openning Date
The Gitche Gumee Museum will open on Saturday, May 18th.  The regular museum hours in 2013 will be:

May 18 - June 30
Sunday-Friday 2-5pm
Saturday Noon to 5pm

July and August
Monday - Saturday Noon - 7pm
Sunday 2-5pm

Sunday-Friday 2-5pm
Saturday Noon to 5pm

Other hours can be arranged in advance by emailing Karen at, or calling her at 606-494-2590.  For private appointments, a donation or purchase is required.

I will have a booth (#50) at the TV6 show this weekend, being held at the Superior Dome.  Hours are Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 10an-6pm, and Sunday 11am-4pm.

I am STILL catching up on Hawaii photos, and will be for a few more days.  Today I'll include the rest of the photos from the incredible ziplining experience.  The first 4 lines were in the jungle.  Then we jumped in the van, drove a mile or two, and continued ziplining down the mountain through open ranch lands.

A horse checking us out.....

The launch platform is the closest one on the right.  The landing platform can be seen in the distance on the left side of the photo below.

Two of my fellow zipliners getting hooked in.

Throughout Hawaii there are trees and bushes in bloom every where.

A close up of the African Tulip tree blooms is below.

With each new zipline, either Justin or Alex had to set the ground rules for safety.

From one platform we could see the ocean in the distance.

The saddle in the mountain photo below is the area seen in the MASH intro when the helicopter flies over the mountain.

A ziplining we will go....

The tour guides controlled the blocks shown below that served as "brakes" to slow us down as we reached the landing platforms.

The photo below I took from the landing platform.  The launch platform on this line is around 800 feet away.


One of the jungle bridges that we had to walk over is shown below.

Another launch platform...

Another waterfalls....

A path we had to hike between ziplines....

There are 65,000 people who live on Kauai.  There are around 150,000 wild pigs, three of which were in the field next to the road we drove between zipline sites.

We spotted the large toad along the side of a trail.  He was around five inches long.

1 comment:

  1. What a fun trip! It looks like a blast. Especially the zip-lines. I loved looking at all your pictures. You guys look great.

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