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Not So Urban Athletics: Catamount Aerial Adventure Park

  • Sep 21, 2013 · 9:30 AM
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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're 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.

Cost and how to pay ...

Pay before 8/21/13: $47.75 per person.

Afterwards: $51.00 per person.

Until I receive your payment your RSVP is not confirmed and your attendance is not guaranteed. Once I have confirmation of receipt of your payment I will move you from the wait list to confirmed RSVP status.

Refunds will be given only if the meetup is cancelled, rescheduled, or requested 5 or more days in advance of the meetup date. Additionally, 15 paid attendees are needed for this event to occur. If the minimum number of attendees is not met, those that paid will receive a refund. Also, if for some reason you can't find a carpool seat for the event, I will allow you a refund. 

Important stuff ...

No experience is necessary but the minimum height is 48" and maximum weight is 265 pounds.

Admission is for three hours of park time. In order to have time for the more advanced courses, I'd skip doing the easy courses and start with the intermediate ones.

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.

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 .... Check there when trying to set up a carpool


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  • Juli

    Absolutely humiliating... ill be back for you COMMANDO

    1 · September 22, 2013

  • Sandhya K.

    This meetup rocks! Thank you, Kevin for organizing it and thank you all for making it super fun.

    1 · September 21, 2013

  • Tina L.

    I would like to say a great big THANK YOU to, Jitesh and Sandhya for your kindness in providing me with a ride to and from the event. You guys ROCK! Also it was a pleasure meeting everyone, and I hope to see you all again at an upcoming event.

    September 21, 2013

  • Tina L.

    This was THE BEST outdoor outing I have been on since joining this site, and for that I say THANK YOU Kevin.

    September 21, 2013

  • winston


    September 21, 2013

  • Sandhya K.

    Hello there,
    I paid the money just now. I am driving from UES, if anybody wants a ride, please let me know. I can take 2-3 people. Thanks.

    September 16, 2013

  • Lalit S.

    i got confirmed.yippeee

    September 16, 2013

  • Juli

    do we have enough people attending to secure equipment?

    September 16, 2013

  • Jitesh

    I can give a ride to 3 people, and possibly a 4th, providing the other passengers don't mind ;-). I can pick up from Hoboken Path Station and one spot close to West Side HWY, Upper West Area.

    1 · September 12, 2013

    • Jitesh

      Lalit, sure no problem.

      September 13, 2013

    • Lalit S.

      thanks number is 2016801228..let me know how to find you on the day..cheers

      September 14, 2013

  • Lalit S.

    Need a ride ? Anybody got a spot

    September 13, 2013

  • Annie

    Won't be able to make it. Aunt's 95th Birthday party

    September 10, 2013

  • Juli

    I don't think the RSVP list is set up correctly yet. I paid on paypal and I do not have a car.. I live in harlem .. someone please bus me?!??!

    August 1, 2013

    • Kathleen

      Same here, I live in Manhattan, I really want to go to this. I did a similar thing back in Minnesota and it was fantastic! I just need a ride, once I know I have one, I will sign up and pay :( help please lol?

      1 · September 8, 2013

    • Kathleen

      For a ride, lunch and gas expenses are on me :)

      September 8, 2013

  • Eric (.

    Kevin, Are kids welcome on this trip?

    September 7, 2013

    • Eric (.

      They are news to me too! Lol!

      September 7, 2013

  • Jessica

    What happens if I pay but I can't find a ride?

    September 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi! I need a ride from Brooklyn please.

    August 1, 2013

    • Kathleen

      I also need a ride from Manhattan

      September 5, 2013

    • Jitendra

      I need a ride from Manhattan as well; willing to pay for gas and tolls. Thanks -JD

      September 5, 2013

  • Kathleen

    Hi Kami, I read in Kevin's note that he would put all of us in the waitlist until payment is received and then attendance will be guaranteed. I do have a question for anyone. Is anyone driving from NYC that I could share a ride with? I will pay for the gas! No car here in the city. Thanks anyone!

    1 · September 5, 2013

  • Kami

    Hi all, I am new to this and I would like to join the event but I do not understand how there can be 24 on a wait-list and only 4 attending but needed 15.... Kevin, could you advice me on that? Thanks a lot.

    September 5, 2013

  • Jonathan F.

    Almost forgot about this event, won't make the early bird special but I'll definitely be attending. Thanks for the reminder

    August 21, 2013

  • Jonathan F.

    Sounds fun and adventurous

    August 2, 2013

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Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
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Additional notes: Refunds will be given only if the meetup is cancelled, rescheduled, or requested 4 or more days in advance of the meetup date. 15 paid attendees are needed for this event to occur. If the minimum number of paid attendees is not met refunds will be issued.

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