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Zip lining course opens at Big Bear Lake

June 24, 2009 |  2:00 pm


Outdoor enthusiasts now have another local activity available with the opening of a zip line course in the Big Bear Lake area.

One of the first zip lining courses available in Southern California, Flying Bear Zip Lines offers five courses that cross over canyons and through forests on lines as long as 600 feet and as high as 90 feet above ground.

All courses were created to flow with nature and the natural surroundings, with features such as launch platforms on granite rocks and landing platforms on pine trees.

"The one thing we had in mind when designing the course was to make sure our guests experience the sensation of flying through the forest," said Adam Bondeson, owner of Flying Bear Zip Lines. "More importantly, we not only meet but exceed all national standards set for the zip line industry."

Open daily, prices range from $65-$85 for three to five runs. Though reservations are not required, they are recommended.

"Adventure seekers will no longer need to travel to faraway exotic places like Costa Rica or Hawaii to get a zip fix," added Bondeson.

-- Kelly Burgess

Photo courtesy of Flying Bear Zip Lines