The zipline project started when I was cutting down some dead trees in my backyard and realized that it created a clear path between a couple of sizable Hickory trees that were about a hundred and ten feet apart.  This got me to thinking it might be a good place to install a zipline that my grandkids could enjoy.

This is my blog about building a zipline in my backyard.  If you’re thinking about creating your own zipline, I invite you to look in on my attempt and learn from my experiences and mistakes.

By the way, the jury’s still out on whether “zipline” is one word or two.  The dictionaries seem to be evenly split on this highly controversial topic.  I’ll treat it as one word on these pages for consistency, although I don’t have a preference either way.