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San Diego — By Pam Nagata on June 10, 2010 at 10:24 am
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Zip Line on Catalina Island

Santa Catalina Island has long been a favorite get-away for Southern California residents. The new buzz around this island paradise is  that Catalina Island (map) features the only zip line in Los Angeles and Orange County!

Unsure of what zip lines are? Zip lines are high cable traverses designed to enable users to propel by gravity from the top to the bottom of an incline using safety harnesses and pulleys suspended on the cable.

The newly opened 3,671 foot zip line has five separate zips that drop you a total of 440 foot at heart-racing 45-miles an hour.  You can soar across Descanso Canyon with expansive views of Avalon Harbor.  While traversing down the mountain, take time to admire the breathtaking scenery that surround you.  There are six eco-stations platforms along the way that includes interpretive signage depicting the unique and interesting aspects of Catalina Island, it’s flora, fauna and history.    The two-hour zip line adventure begins at 500 above Avalon, at the top of “Hog’s Back”, high in the hills and ends at the seashore at Descanso Beach.

The tour groups have no more than 12 people in a group and reservations are recommended.  You have to be at least 10 years of age and certain restrictions apply.

Price:  $89/person plus taxes and fees ($92.50)

Photo courtesy of Santa Barbara Island Company.

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