Zip Line Coming Across River

This was Louie Frazier riding his zip line when was about 85 years old. It’s a 500-foot cable with a bosun’s chair that he uses to get to his homestead cabin on the other side of the Garcia River (Mendocino County, California) in winter months. Gravity powered. To come back, there’s another tower and zip line on the other side. He’s been doing this for over 40 years. He rebuilt both towers and installed new cables about 7 years ago.

(I’m going back through my photo archives and putting some of them up — what with the new blog design.)

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

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