How do you personally feel about ziplining? Sure, it looks like a lot of fun but are you brave enough to do it?

I came so close to ziplining about five years ago in beautiful Traverse City. Just at the last minute, I chickened out. And I'll tell you why, I started picturing the worst instead of the best possible outcome, thrilling and fun!

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It's not that I have a fear of heights, it's more like "WHAT HAPPENS IFTHE ROPE BREAKs?" Or WHAT IF MY HARNESS COMES UNHOOKED FOR SOME CRAZY REASON?"

I was so close to riding the zipline in Traverse City at Mt. Holiday, and I couldn't go through with it.

And what about this place in Grand Rapids? It's called John Ball Zoo. Here's more information from

Grand Rapids: John Ball Zoo. John Ball Zoo has expanded its many family-friendly offerings to include a four-story zipline and ropes course. The 600-foot zipline flies you over a waterfall, and the ropes course features two climbing levels and more than 15 obstacles ranging in difficulty.

So let's break this down. I had a chance to go ziplining at John Ball Zoo over a beautiful waterfall at least four stories tall. Could I do it? No. Didi I want to? Yes, but I chickened out at the last minute, again!

There are a lot of Michiganders who love ziplining. I know of one person who actually went ziplining over the weekend across Niagara Falls. Who in their right mind would ever do such a thing?

If someone would just give me a verbal guarantee that I would make it safely from one end to the other, then perhaps that's all I would need to hear.

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