Zip line in Southern California mountains with NAVITAT

Posted By: The Ski Channel on June 9, 2011 9:55 am


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WRIGHTWOOD, Calif. – NAVITAT CANOPY ADVENTURES opens July 1, bringing a world-class canopy zip line tour to the mountains of Southern California.

Get out on the zip line with NAVITAT in the beautiful San Gabriel Mountains, which is only about 80 minutes from the Santa Monica beaches and near the popular Mountain High winter resort. The canopy tour course is entirely tree-based and features 10 zip lines ranging from 200 to 1,500 feet in length. One of which will send you flying 300 feet above the canyon floor!

“We are an authentic, high-adventure canopy tour with a heavy emphasis on educating our guests about our natural environment,” said Ken Stamps, CEO and Managing Partner of NAVITAT CANOPY ADVENTURES, which also operates a tour in the mountains of western North Carolina. “We think our tour is a perfect match for Southern California.”

NAVITAT Guides handle all equipment, and guests are attached to a redundant safety system at all times while off the ground. “Safety is our top priority at NAVITAT,” said Wrightwood Site Manager and Partner Evan Krogh. “Our guides are trained by industry-certified professionals, and they are required to continually train while they are working here.” You’ll be gradually introduced to zipping, beginning first with shorter zip lines closer to the ground before moving onto higher, longer zip lines and sky bridges.

Here’s what to expect on a NAVITAT adventure:

-First meet up at the Welcome Center in downtown Wrightwood where they meet their guides, go through a 20-minute orientation session and gear up.

-Ride in an all-terrain vehicle with the guides to the start of the custom-designed course, learning along the way about the natural and cultural history of the area.

-Then Ground School where you’ll be trained in proper zip line techniques before starting the course.

-Lastly, soar high above the trees with two highly skilled Canopy Guides leading each group (eight guests sized groups) through a series of artfully constructed zip lines, sky bridges and stairs, trails, rappels and platforms high in the treetops.

NAVITAT tours begin July 1 and run daily, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., through Nov. 30. Reservations are required. Regular tour price is $109 per adult, and $99 per youth. Weight restrictions apply. Tours last approximately 3 ½ to 4 hours.

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