BOONE -- Slicing through trees and across a mountain valley hanging from a steel cable, it's hard not to feel like a 21st century Tarzan, with more clothes and less arm strength.
Ziplining offers all the perks of being a tree-swinging jungle man, and one of the longest and most unusual ziplines in the country is in the Appalachian Mountains, three hours from the Triangle.
Scream Time Zipline, 10 minutes from downtown Boone, claims to have one of the country's longest ziplines - three of them actually, side by side.
They're 2,000 feet of half-inch aviation steel cable, suspended from the top of a mountain peak. Clip a harnessed human to one, and descent is quick at 40 mph.
Zippers fly over a mountain valley, above a lone house and grazing cattle, and on to a small wooden landing pad. A guide at the bottom throws a rubber block on the line to slow your descent just before you land. ...
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