Feel Good Friday – World’s Largest Rope Swing

by admin on June 29, 2012

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emeraldsage85 June 29, 2012 at 10:29 am

That looks like fun but I’d be afraid to jump!

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Snarkastic June 29, 2012 at 1:05 pm

This scares the bejeesus out of me. I don’t understand how they aren’t accidentally slamming into the sides of the rock formation. But I’m also afraid of playground swing-sets and wonder how those don’t go off course as well.

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Anonymous June 29, 2012 at 4:02 pm

In rope we trust.

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Yenda June 29, 2012 at 6:21 pm

I would LOVE to do something like that! I would jump in a heartbeat!!

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Susan T-O June 29, 2012 at 10:48 pm

Hmm. What’s a nice way to say, “Those people are (bleeeeeeeep)ing NUTS!!”?

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gramma dishes July 1, 2012 at 9:44 am

The film is very professionally produced and it is obvious the participants are really having a very good time.

However …
apparently I feel VERY differently about the content of the film (the specific activity) than everyone else here. What they are doing is very destructive to those relatively delicate natural arches and sadly this film clip will no doubt encourage other thrill seekers to follow suit causing more and more erosion.

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Chocobo July 2, 2012 at 8:08 am

I agree with gramma dishes, I’m concerned about the damage to the geological formations as well. That is delicate limestone and no doubt those ropes have to be nailed into the rock, it wouldn’t take much to do some serious damage and lose those beautiful formations for future generations to enjoy.

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GroceryGirl July 2, 2012 at 10:02 am

These tricks are impressive and amazing but according to Klickitat people (the local Native American tribe) who call this The Bridge of the Gods, one is not supposed to walk or stand (or swing) beneath the bridge because it is a holy space. Wouldn’t that be considered something of an etiquette breach akin to not respecting someone’s church?

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Hilary July 5, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Agreed with the above commenters, people should have more respect for these rare, federally-protected rock formations. Their behavior endangers access for the rest of us who would simply like to hike to them and photograph them.

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