Today has not been a good day in the news for zip lines. First, there's the national story about the girl who got some weird flesh-eating disease from a zip line. On top of that, one of our friends in Naches was stuck on a zip line as he was trying to get to the other side of the river.

I've never been on a proper zip line for several reasons - getting stuck is one of them. But I've never been in a situation where I needed to use a zip line to get from one side to the other. I'd just assume walk it, if I can. The thought of zipping through the forest doesn't appeal to me. Maybe that's because I'm an avid indoorsman. I may not be as adventurous as most, I've never broken a bone in my body, I've never been in a car accident and I've never committed a crime. And, if I can at all avoid it, I'll never use a zip line. I'm sorry for the girl in Georgia who has the flesh eating bacterial disease and I'm sorry for our buddy in Naches, but if you need me, I'll be at home with my feet on the ground.

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