Zipline Update: Platforms and Permits!
Dispatch from the Outpost:
Permits back from the County means platforms can finally be mounted on the poles! Things are moving along now as the hardware container arrived with our galvanized wire rope, pre-assembled platforms, and other necessary pieces. Views from the platforms are simply stunning, with three gorgeous volcanoes, Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, Kilauea, plus Hilo Bay, and dozens of waterfalls among the many features we're seeing. It's pretty spectacular to see snow draping Mauna Kea around the shiny silver telescopes. It's awesome to watch the daily progress as we complete the construction phase. Testing and fine-tuning will take some time, and we will keep everyone posted as to the schedule for opening the course to tours.
We had a great meeting with the Paukaa community and we look forward to continuing to build relationships with Paukaa and other communities around us. Feedback on the project was positive. We're getting an awful lot of calls and emails about getting the course open, and we will continue to keep the updates coming.