Not So Urban Athletics: Catamount Aerial Adventure Park

  • May 11, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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*** Please, no need to RSVP "NO" if not attending ***

Is your personal anthem that century old tune, The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze? If you have the faintest idea to what I'm referring then this might be the meetup for you! We're going to spend the day at the Catamount Aerial Adventure Park.

If you don't know, now you know ...

Catamount is an aerial forest challenge park consisting of over 170 platforms installed in the trees and connected by various configurations of cable, wood, rope and zip lines to form bridges. It's a safe adventure -- well, as safe as dangling from ropes 30 feet above ground can be -- that provides a variety of courses that are fun for all ability levels. There are twelve areas of varying difficulty where you are challenged to cross bridges, climb ladders, obstacles and zip lines. After you are fitted with a harness, you'll be led through a safety and park usage demonstration, given safety gloves and then unleashed to navigate your chosen treetop courses.

You probably have a boatload of questions running though your mind so check out the park's list of frequently asked questions by clicking HERE.

Since this is an inherently dangerous activity there is the requisite liability waiver to fill out beforehand, you can do that online HERE.

What does it cost and other important stuff ...

  • Admission is $51.00 for three hours of park time.
  • No experience is necessary but the minimum height is 48" and maximum weight is 265 pounds.
  • Wear well-fitting clothing that does not allow anything to hang loose or get tangled in cables and rope. Long hair and jewelry should be secured. Sneakers or hiking shoes are recommended -- no flip-flops or sandals will be allowed.
  • Refreshments are available on site but you are welcome to bring your own food and drink -- no glass bottles please.
  • Heavy rain cancels the event.
  • RSVP only if you seriously plan to attend as space is limited. If you RSVP and I notice you have a number of no shows or a history of last minute cancellations, you will be removed.
  • I will distribute my mobile phone number to the confirmed RSVPs two days before the event. Don't leave home without it.

Directions ...

This place is about 2.5 hours Northeast of NYC. There are no mass transit options so we're going to have to carpool. When you RSVP please post if you will be driving and can give a ride to how many passengers, and from where in the comments box when you RSVP. Passengers, please contact your driver beforehand to work out the details and as a courtesy should pick up the tabs for gas/tolls.

This event is cross-posted in I wanted to do that ... just not alone. Check there when trying to set up a carpool http://www.meetup.com/justnotalone/events/103893802/

 

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  • Jay

    I'm waitlisted and still interested. I plan to drive and can offer ride to 1 or 2. Let me know.

    May 8, 2013

    • Jay

      Like 6am, will confirm logistics tomorrow once Kevin and rain Gods approve of the event.

      1 · May 9, 2013

    • Mark S

      Sounds good, thanks Jay!

      May 10, 2013

  • Marilyn

    Hi all, I can rent a car for pretty cheap, so I'm willing to do that and split costs. If 3 people ride with me, it works out to about $25-30 per person for rental/gas/tolls. I'll be leaving from the Grove St PATH (Jersey City) at 7am sharp. Reply if interested. Thanks!

    April 16, 2013

    • Robin

      C U Next Tuesday!

      May 9, 2013

    • Robin

      Sorry I haven't heard that for years. You crack me up Marilyn :D

      1 · May 9, 2013

  • Jess

    Rain in the forecast...I'd rather drive 2.5 hours on a day when I won't get soaked. Sorry for the late cancelation!

    May 8, 2013

  • Annie

    :( not able to get a ride

    May 8, 2013

  • Lia

    Have space for 2 more in my car, I'm driving from Brooklyn (Brooklyn Heights/ Cobble Hill/ Carroll Gardens Area).

    May 4, 2013

    • Annie

      Hi lia I live in Williamsburg bklyn and can meet you in bl

      May 6, 2013

    • Annie

      Bklyn heights. Do you still have room? Will share cost of tolls and gas :)

      May 6, 2013

  • Christina

    I can no longer make the new meetup time. Will coordinate with my college friends and go by ourselves. Maybe I'll see you fine folks there :) Have fun! Kevin's Meetup is the best.

    May 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Christina, no prob.

    April 30, 2013

    • Christina

      Hi Julie, have you found a ride?

      May 5, 2013

    • Christina

      I can no longer make the new meetup time. Hope you find a ride! :)

      May 6, 2013

  • Christina

    Driving on international license and learner's permit. Can pick up folks in Queens or Bronx. I have a Prius. Need to share the drive as I am out of practice. Will finalize details by next weekend. Let me know if interested.

    April 25, 2013

    • Christina

      Hi Shweta, sorry for the late reply. I can no longer make the new meetup time - 9 am. I may go later in the day, but I will need to coordinate with friends. Hope you find a ride! :)

      May 6, 2013

  • Mark S

    Would anyone be interested in pitching in together for a zipcar coming from Manhattan? Looks like a split between 5 people for a day would be roughly $26/person.

    May 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I plan on zip lining from Queens to Manhattan and then over the Hudson but I'm clueless after that. Does anyone know of a cannon that could shoot me the rest of the way?

    May 5, 2013

  • Jay

    I am wait listed. I plan to ride and may have space for 1 or 2. From west New York, nj.

    May 5, 2013

  • Robin

    Hi all. Anyone have room in their car for me? I'm in East Harlem/UES.

    May 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is anyone driving from Manhattan? Or, what's the best way to get there

    April 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks so much! Wanted to check in because sometimes I don't get emails through meetup

      April 30, 2013

  • Mark S

    Need a ride for 2! Coming from the Upper West Side but am willing to meet elsewhere if need be.

    April 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi christina, would u have room for one more? I'm from queens. Will share travel expenses.

    April 25, 2013

    • Christina

      I'm waiting to hear back from ppl. If i have one more spot certainly. Will finalize next weekend. Is that good?

      April 25, 2013

  • Alyssa

    Coming from the city!

    March 28, 2013

  • Mark S

    Going to need a ride!

    March 28, 2013

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