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Canopy Tour Build - Day 3 - Running the First Lines

After several months of planning, permitting, surveying, designing and wandering through the woods, we're finally in the trees.  The ArborTrek Smugglers' Notch Build Team is setup and running the first lines.  Despite heavy rains, it was nothing but smiles as the first lines were shot in to trees and our climbers moved from workshop and desktop to the vertical world. 

Premier canopy tour design is a multi-phase process and it involves experts from a variety of fields.  While most of the heavy lifting occurs during the cable running and site preparation phase, the real work begins with the planning, permitting, surveying, engineering, designing, and financing.  Over the past few months we have been working with local surveyors, consulting wildlife biologists, consulting foresters, our friends at S.T.E.P.S., Inc., engineers, and financiers to ensure that the location we have chosen is well protected and unforgettable.  If not for the work of many talented people including the experience and efforts of the marketing teams, management, and permitting specialists at Smugglers' Notch Resort, we'd still be behind our desks.

Over the next few months we will be blogging on the development of the tour.  We'll stop to show you how we access trees, steps we take to protect the forest, and occasionally just take time to showcase the beautiful terrain and environment we're working in to establish a World-Class Canopy Tour for you here in the Green Mountains at Smugglers' Notch Resort.

The full tour consisting of 8 zip lines, 2-3 bridges, rappels, and some surprises is scheduled to be open early this Winter.  Check back frequently for more information on the tour and opportunities to win free rides. 

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