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Homemade creek crossing

lucy at footbridgeHere's another view of our homemade footbridge taken this evening.

I'm going through a phase lately where I want to replace it with a set of ziplines, although I'm not sure if Lucy would be up for such a ride?

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I have built zip lines since I was a kid. The last one I built, with my kids, has two cables, slanted in opposite directions, parallel to eachother. The two pulleys are connected by a light rope, so that you always tow your return ride along with you. Much nicer than having to walk back to the beginning.

I don't have a good system for returning it to the other side without riding it though, so it makes it complicated if you have multiple people trying to get to the same side.

Good Luck!

Comment by James C Sun Nov 27 15:54:38 2011
Great tip on returning the zipline pulley to the proper side with dual lines!
Comment by anna Sun Nov 27 16:50:46 2011

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