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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 Evenings and Weekends in NYC. Check there when trying to set up a carpool http://www.meetup.com/E-W-N-Y-C/events/132565772/

 

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  • Jitesh

    This was truly awesome!! Thanks Kevin and to a great bunch of people with whom to share this experience with! My body is paying the price today :-).

    1 · September 22, 2013

  • Wendi

    This was so much fun. I would love to do it again. Thank you for organizing the event, Kevin.

    1 · September 21, 2013

  • Amanda

    My girlfriend and I both need a ride together. Let me know if anyone has room for both of us please. Thanks :)

    September 19, 2013

    • Amanda

      Which other meetup? I can't seem to find it.

      September 20, 2013

    • Amanda

      Or if anyone has room for just one let me know :)

      September 20, 2013

  • Jitesh

    Ok folks, 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 8, 2013

    • Jitesh

      Sandeep, sorry all the spaces are taken.

      September 17, 2013

    • Nandini

      Thanks, Jitesh. Will wait for the details.

      September 17, 2013

  • Kevin

    Let me clarify for anyone confused. We need a minimum of 15 people to make a group reservation. This is VERY important for this reason -- a group reservation guarantees that they will have enough equipment set aside for all of us when we arrive, and that we will all go through orientation and start the course at the same time. Otherwise Catamount can’t guarantee they will have enough equipment for our group upon arrival. Meaning that if there isn’t gear for you, you will have to wait up to THREE HOURS until someone finishes and turns their equipment in. Once you send me your payment I will move you to the confirmed RSVP list. Twenty-seven people have said they are planning on attending but haven’t ponied up any any dough yet.

    With that said, to all you people chilling on the wait list, let’s get busy and start submitting payment for this event please. I will be closing this event shortly to new RSVPs so I can call Catamount and make our reservation. Thanks!

    September 5, 2013

    • Kevin

      Wendi, this is a go.

      September 15, 2013

    • Wendi

      Great, I am excited

      September 16, 2013

  • Nandini

    Need a ride ... would be ideal if anyone still has spots left for a ride from hoboken/jersey city... Manhattan works as well...

    September 16, 2013

  • Kevin

    People on the wait list, I am CLOSING this event for payments (and new RSVPs) at midnight Tuesday. If you don't send your payment to me by then, you will not be attending as part of this Meetup.

    Also, for those who are driving, please speak up now if you have space for a carpool. Some people here were waiting to secure a ride before they committed to attending. Thanks.

    September 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi. I'd love to go but would need a ride. I'd throw in gas, tolls & even lunch. Thank you!

    September 5, 2013

    • Christina

      Given our proximity I can def give you a ride. The only complication is I may have to work that Saturday. So yeah...Will keep ya posted.

      September 6, 2013

    • Christina

      Sorry - have other engagements now :/

      September 15, 2013

  • Anas

    Kevin, what time do you think we'll be back that day?

    September 9, 2013

    • Kevin

      Theoretically, if you do the course and head right home you could be back by about 3pm.

      September 9, 2013

  • Amber D.

    I am definitely on board for this one, but I do need a ride! I'm coming from Brooklyn or Manhattan and will share gas and tolls! I'm looking to secure transportation early this time so drivers, please hit me up!:-D

    September 6, 2013

    • Wendi

      I am driving and can pick you up in Dyker Heights or Bay Ridge.

      September 6, 2013

  • Sabrina L.

    ahhh i wish!! i have a bachelorette party that day..bullocks!

    September 5, 2013

    • Kevin

      Unless you are going to a bachelorette lunch party you could do both. Theoretically you could be back in NYC by about 3-4pm.

      September 5, 2013

  • Elsa

    I will need a ride from either Queens or Manhattan. Thank you.

    September 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow, this looks cool Kevin! Think I am heading to DC on 21st, for unveiling of Nelson Mandela statue, otherwise I am in!

    September 5, 2013

  • Kevin

    Wait list people, note, early bird pricing for this event ends tomorrow. If you are still coming, hit that pay now button to save a few bucks.

    August 20, 2013

    • Natalie

      Wanna come. Will I be able 2 get a ride??

      August 26, 2013

    • Wendi

      You can carpool with us if you are in Brooklyn

      August 26, 2013

  • Rachel

    This seems like so much fun, I'm sad I cant make it!

    August 3, 2013

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