In Redding, Calif., the Shasta County Planning Commission has approved plans for a zip line and adventure course on 40 acres about 25 miles north of town. Dan McTimmonds, the developer, said his plan is to build a zip line tour including a 1,000 square foot welcome center and a 25-vehicle parking lot.
Plans call for eight zip lines, including some that would span across Dog Creek. Platforms will reach 100 feet high, and adventurers will also travel from tree to tree by navigating suspended footbridges. Low-speed electric vehicles will transport riders from the welcome center to the start of the three-hour zip line tour.
McTimmonds said he expects the zip line to employ about 12 people and draw between 100 and 150 visitors daily, with a maximum of 200. No word yet on the company that McTimmonds is working with on designing and building the project.