...On Tuesday morning, [Jeff] Greiner introduced his latest high-flying project, Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures. The first “urban” zip line in Asheville city limits, and the latest of Greiner and family’s five zip lines throughout Western North Carolina, it has the best aspects of a bird’s life in a city setting.
“The whole idea of being in a wooded, city landscape is kind of different,” said Greiner, who lives in Asheville with his family, who are co-owners of Adventure America Zipline Canopy Tours. “The cool thing is you’re flying from tree to tree, out across open areas, and back into the trees.” ...
The first zip line — a steel cable on which guests glide while suspended only by a pulley and harness system — runs about 350 feet to a landing on a 150-year-old white oak. Zippers are guided in by rangers who encourage safety while telling bad jokes to cajole guests along the precipitous bridges and tree decks. ...
The Asheville Zipline will be open seven days a week, 12 months a year, Greiner said, with discounts for guests of the Crowne Plaza Resort, which leases the land to Adventure America Zipline Canopy Tours. ...
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