You'll arrive at our base where you register and then get geared up with harness, helmet and gloves. Then we head up to the practice zip line where we teach you how to ride, brake and follow the lead guide's signals.
Next is a drive up the mountain in a four wheeler - it's great fun as you navigate our narrow winding road through the forest!
When we arrive at the top, you'll climb a short ladder to the first zip platform which is your launch point for the canopy tour. As you move down the course from zip to zip, you'll gain comfort and skill at zipping and you'll learn about the trees and the forest you're zipping through. We have a water break midway through, after which the zips get longer and faster, culminating in quickstep where you can go zipping through the forest at up to 30 mph.
Our final course element is a rappel from a tree to the ground, followed by a short downhill hike back to the base where we'll help you get out of your gear and look at photos of the group.
• Zoar Outdoor/Deerfield Valley Canopy Tours, 7 Main St, Charlemont, MA 01339-9711