Sunday, July 31, 2011

High Flying Adored . . .

Click Me I Am Worth Enlarging!

For the second year in a row Ziptrek Ecotours is back at Justin Herman Plaza offering the chance to ride an "Urban" zipline adjacent to the Embarcadero.  While speeding along the wire zippers get a majestic view of the Ferry Building, Market Street, and the Bay Bridge.

Last year the opportunity to "Zip"was a free sponsored event where bracelets were handed out daily on a first come first serve basis.

Because the Zipping was free, every morning hundreds of people camped out in the Plaza hoping for one of the elusive bracelets.

I went at eight in the morning last year and was told I should not waste my time waiting because the crowd was too big and I would most likely not get a bracelet.

This year Ziptrek Ecotours is not free.

The zip costs $29 a person for one trip on the 750 foot line.  (If you were lucky to have purchased the 1/2 price ticket on SF Gate Daily Deals, it is more worth that price of $14.50.  Be advised there are date restrictions on the Daily Deal tickets.)

Ziptrek Ecotours is only expected to run through September 30, 2011; so if you are interested in a unique way to experience San Francisco be sure to check this out.

The Song Of The Day - High Flying, Adored by Antonio Banderas and Madonna


  1. did anyone else notice how in the very first picture there is only half a man in the front??


  2. Was the carriage and harness similar to the equipment in Hawaii?


  3. Good Job Meg!

    You are correct! There is only half a man in the picture (which I didn't catch myself until after I posted picture to the blog.) The photo is actually a series of shots "stitched together, so when I snapped the middle shot it was from the waist up. Also, note that the man and woman walking toward me on the left are walking away from me on the right! Crazy how that worked out!

    Dad - The harness was not like Hawaii at all, more like the one that I used the first time I zipped.