Girl Scouts Opens State’s First Zip Line Tour
High-flying adventurers gathered April 15 for the grand opening of Soaring Hawk Zip Line Tour (www.girlscoutsnebraska.org/soaringhawk), an attraction open to the public at a Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska camp near Fremont. Celebrants cut a ribbon in honor of Nebraska’s first multi-station zip line tour after spending the afternoon taking a sneak peek of the attraction. Open to the public and to Girl Scouts, Soaring Hawk Zip Line Tour gives thrill-seekers a bird’s-eye view of the Elkhorn River Valley and its surrounding forest and prairie. Riders progress through the course with guides certified in zip line safety. With five runs, or individual zip lines, Soaring Hawk sends riders careening across prairies and through the woods. Runs vary in height and length, building in speed and intensity as the course progresses, and reaching speeds up to 30 mph.
Riders should plan for 2-3 hours to complete the tour, depending on group size, and must be at least 10 years old and weigh between 60 and 275 pounds. Prices range from $20 to $50 per person. To learn more or to make a reservation, visit www.girlscoutsnebraska.org/soaringhawk or call (800) 695-6690.