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Zip lines at Bootleg Canyon

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2015 Ziplinez
(Fig. 01)
EP-P1120808
(Fig. 02)
Description: There are four separate zip-runs (Fig. 02) that cover over 8,000 feet (1.5 miles) as you travel at speeds up to 50+ mph down the Red Mountains in Boulder City, NV. The whole experience lasts around 3 hours. After signup and training at their office in Boulder City, everyone get into a bus for the climb that winds its way up the mountain (Fig. 01). After reaching the parking and staging area, everyone begins by embarking on a 15-minute, moderate hike to the launching platform of the first zipline (Fig. 03). At 3,800 feet above sea level, there are spectacular views of Boulder City (Fig. 04) stretching from Las Vegas (background of Fig. 05) to Lake Mead (Fig. 06) and the Eldorado Valley beyond (Fig. 07).
                                        
2015 Booleg Canyon Zip Line
(Fig. 03)
EFP-Boulder from Zipline
(Fig. 04)
EFP-P1120761
(Fig. 05)
EFP-P1120799
(Fig. 06)
EFP-Eldorado Valley from Zipline
(Fig. 07)
09/18/2015 Trip Notes: From the upper launching platform (elevation 3,632) (Fig. 08) down to the first landing platform (Fig. 09) (elevation 3,254) is a 1,852 foot run. The second launch (Fig. 10), located behind the first landing in (Fig. 09) is a 1,864 run down to the second landing at 3,102 feet (Fig. 11). From here it is a 30 foot climb up a arduous set of stairs (Fig. 12) to the third zipline platform. At 3,129 feet, this is the longest ride at more than 2,546 long. In (Fig. 13) my brother is making his landing at the end of this line. At the end of each run, out guides had to reset all the brakes (Fig. 14) and gathered the gear (Fig. 15) for the walk to the next platform. At each level we were all busy taking pictures (Fig. 15) and readying our cameras and harnesses (Fig. 16).
                                        
EFP-P1110466
(Fig. 08)
EFP-P1120765
(Fig. 09)
EFP-P1120780
(Fig. 10)
EFP-P1120782
(Fig. 11)
EFP-P1120790
(Fig. 12)
EFP-P1120796
(Fig. 13)
EFP-P1120788
(Fig. 14)
EFP-P1120800
(Fig. 15)
EFP-P1120793
(Fig. 16)

The video clip below shows one of my brother rides. Because I have not edited this video, he doesn show in the video until about 3/4 of the way through.