Another reason I have amazing friends is because for my birthday my friend gave me the gift of time! Her and I have always had an adventurous spirit in our friendship and true to that spirit we went somewhere adventurous! We went to the BSA ropes course!
Both of us had never been so it was a fun experience. We first went to the course that I thought looked easiest which was a ladder that is like a rope ladder but it’s made of cable so as you climb it the ladder twists and turns a little. It stayed relatively still on me while I climbed it however. I climbed it with relative ease except the higher I got the less sure my footing got. Sadly we didn’t get any pictures of this part.
Next we decided to climb up to the caterpillar crawl. Its a telephone pole that’s about 30 feet high laid horizontally and you walk across it! The way up is an interesting climb. My harness kept getting stuck on the bolts holding the 4×4’s together and my shoes would just slip off of the part you are supposed to step on to climb. So it was mostly an upper body strength exercise for me at that point.
The hardest part was climbing up and onto the pole. I was watching other people do this and it was the part I was least excited about. Well, that and then getting to a standing position on the pole!
Yeah! Nailed that too! Now walk forward one foot in front of the other! Keep looking ahead. Keep your eyes on the goal Meg! That was straight ahead! Sounds like a good life lesson eh? “Look ahead! Keep your eye on the goal (which would imply you need a goal)”So I may have treated that rope like a security blanket!
After this we went over to the giant ladder. While we were waiting in line a gentleman asked us if we would like to try out the “trust fall”. The one thing I didn’t think I would do there! Their version of a trust fall is climbing a 20 ft telephone pole, standing on the top then turn 180 degrees and then count to 3 and jump! While harnessed in of course. Still, sounds kind of insane. I usually try to avoid falling, why would I jump? We told him we were thinking about it and he said “While you are thinking about it why don’t we get you hardnessed in?” I said “Oh gee. Thanks!” So we did it! It was just a scary as I sounds! I was terrified. Look and see….
I felt like a total hero when I got down. Then a total wimp when I watched the video. Lol. After that we climbed the giants ladder.