I shot this with my GoPro Helmet Hero camera a couple of months ago on a winter evening. You climb up 30 feet to a platform, hook a bosun’s chair on to the cable, and let gravity zing you across the river to Louie’s house in Northern California It’s an ingenious device and Louie has been using it for over 40 years. The first time I did it, I was petrified, but I’ve become accustomed to it and look forward to each trip. Way fun! To get back, there’s another platform and another cable on the other side.
Louie’s a good cook and was making us clam pasta when I arrived. After dinner, along with his home-made Zinfandel, I rode the other cable back across the river in the foggy blackness of night, with a headlight. Hurtling out into the foggy darkness, scary, but coming into the landing platform on the other side, what a relief!