Monday, October 22, 2007

Bridge Day

Yep- it's me
Every year, we have a base jumping extravaganza second to none- Bridge Day!
876 feet above the New River Gorge parachuting BASE jumpers jump off a perfectly good bridge and have 8 seconds to open their chutes and survive. I've only covered this once when someone didn't make it- but there are rocks on the shore, so even if you make it that far and miss the landing area- you can still end up in a world of hurt!
Jet boats cover the water landings and emergency crews are everywhere- so if you do get hurt; help is right there waiting on you- personally, I'm content to already be at the bottom of the gorge- even if it takes me a little longer to get here!

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