This event can be combined with the Car Camping Weekend in the Berkshires event already posted on the group's page (turning this weekend into a versatile outdoor adventure) or it can be done on its own, as a fun day trip.
For all of you ninjas and monkeys out there (or ninja-monkeys)... for all of you that gladly remember how it was like to be a kid and climb trees...and for you that never got to climb a tree as a kid and have some catching up to do...
Catamount Aerial Park is an exciting aerial forest adventure that provides a variety of courses that are fun for all ability levels. After participants are fitted with harnesses, they are led through a safety and park usage demonstration, fitted with gloves and are then free to navigate their chosen treetop courses.
The courses are designed from easier to expert and designated as Yellow, Green, Blue, Black and Double Black similar to ski trails. As one progresses through the park, the bridges become less stable under your feet requiring more balance, agility, focus and arm strength. Your time in the park is not a heart pumping activity and you do not have to be a body builder to make it through the courses.
Participants must weigh less than 265 pounds and be a minimum of 48" tall for the ropes courses and zip lines in order to utilize the safety equipment and navigate the courses independently.
Most people that lead an active lifestyle and are in good health should not have any difficulty in completing many of the ropes courses. You are able to proceed at a pace that is comfortable to you, and you can exit the course at many locations. You are also welcome to leave the ropes course and take a break. Unlike the yellow and green courses, the blue and black courses are very challenging.
We'll meet inside of the lodge at 10:30 AM, get outfitted with the harness and gloves, and spend next 3 and a half hours (you have to start your last course within 3 hours) monkeying around...
No backpacks! You can bring pocketable snacks, cell phones, and so on, but please secure them inside of zippered pocket. Anything that is not securely stored away could at some point fly out of your pocket and injure people walking bellow you.
Wear well fitting clothing that does not allow anything to hang loose or get tangled in cables and rope. Long hair and jewelry should not be left loose. Sneakers or hiking shoes are recommended. Flip-flops and sandals are not appropriate and will not be allowed.
A harness and gloves are provided with your admission ticket.
Cold water is available at the water station in the middle of the ropes course.
All participants must fill in and sign the Liability Waiver before entering the course.
To save time at the course, please print out the Waiver, and fill it in ahead of the trip, and don't forget to bring it with you.
The regular price of an admission ticket is $51.
However, I was able to secure 10 passes at nearly 50% rate - only $27 per person. I may be able to obtain more passes - but the longer you wait the less chances you have on getting the discounted pass. First 10 passes will go to first 10 participants who RSVP AND submit their payment. After that getting additional discounted passes will depend on the availability. You can always join the event and purchase your pass at the window for a full price of $51.
Note: this covers Catamount event only. The cost of the Berkshires Car Camping trip is posted on that event's page.
Please send your payment via paypal to:
Very Important: You must select "sending money to family or friends" option.
This will ensure that we receive the full amount you send us; otherwise a fee will be taken out of the amount you send, and you'll have to send another payment to cover the difference.
If you do not have a paypal account and really don't want to open it, please email me for additional payment options.
We will carpool, and share the cost of gas/tolls.
The Catamount Aerial Adventure Park is located at:
2962 State Highway 23, Hillsdale, NY 12529
I will email you my contact info and additional details before the event. Cell phone signal reception is intermittent in this region, so make sure you have all driving directions/instructions before you hit the road.
GPS Coordinates: [masked], [masked]
Participation in activities is strictly voluntary and group members assume all risks in connection with activities; per Meetup.com's Terms of Service Agreements, organizers and hike/trip leaders are released from any and all forms of liability related to events.Full text of our liability waiver can be found on the following page: