Slacklining Adventures

Colorado winters (springs, summers, and falls) are sporadic in their weather tendencies. It is something that I have always been thankful for because you never really can get tired of the same old thing. The other day, the Colorado sun was out and warmed up the city to melt all of the snow from the day before and bring the temperatures up to the 60s. We jumped on the opportunity to spend a Sunday afternoon at the park.

Some of you may have heard of slacklining but I also know a lot of you have not. Really it is this hipster things that my husband and all his friends perfected on their college campus at CSU and as counselors at Eagle Lake. I have not perfected the skill but I hope one day to do so as well πŸ˜‰ You tie up a rope between two trees and walk across it – believe me, it is much harder than it looks but a nice little core workout and fun social event.
We also brought a Frisbee and played a little catch, Bruce showed off his slacklinging skills by passing the Frisbee back and forth while slacklining, and we enjoyed an afternoon in the sunshine. I know it can be hard to get motivated for a little outdoor time, but I will promise you that it is food for the soul.
PS: Laura is rocking the tree pose below #talent

Have you ever slacklined? Are you good at it?! What is one of your favorite things to do outside or at a park? How do you make sure to get some “outdoors” time in during the winter months?

Author: Elizabeth Mayberry

  • Looks fun! I'd love some warmer weather, but I think I have to wait awhile. You should try Kan Jam–it's a frisbee game.

  • Your look of concentration is awesome! There was a slacklining craze here awhile back, but I never tried it. I have terrible balance! I should give it a go, though.

  • Goodness, you would all fit in at Montreat College quite well. That's where my husband and I graduated from, though we were never the outdoorsy ones. lol.
    Montreat is close to Asheville, NC which is the prime hipster/chaco/hippie area.
    My hubby and I do play disc golf though. Do you guys play? If not, you should try it!

  • Eryn Ivey

    I TOTALLY want to try this. Where do you get one of those things? Also, totally proud of you for bringing a frisbee.

  • I have always wanted to try slack lining but even though I'm a retired cheerleader (top girl) I have horrible balance. Maybe this summer I'll give it a whirl!

  • I see this in Prospect Park – a park in Brooklyn & home to many a hipster – ALL the time! I had no idea what it was. Maybe next time i'll ask to join in! It looks Fun!

  • This is impressive!

  • HA I am thee absolute worst at this. I have tried a few times but boy is it hard. Jake and his friends are super good at it too. They spend hours with it over the summer. I just bring a book and enjoy the entertainment πŸ™‚

  • You and your friends seem like the coolest ever. And you have so much fun!

  • slack-lining is THE thing to do on sunny days here at App. I have never tried it though but always walk by many people doing crazy tricks!

  • I am so terrible at slack lining. But we love to take it to the park and just hang out. I REALLY want to slack line over a nice deep creek or something.

  • That serious face!

  • I've never tried slacklining. I'm pretty sure I'd just break myself! πŸ™‚

  • Love these photos Beth! They are so fun! I've never tried slacklining, but I think it would be tons of fun!

  • Your concentrating face is too great! I admire all of your group's talent.

  • HAHA! I can't do it without a crazy face! I am still trying to take more than three steps.

  • I fall off tooo! All the time

  • You would love it/ hate it! It looks so easy but it is so hard! Bruce is like a million times better than me!

  • I know. I totally fall off way more than I should πŸ˜‰

  • I know! I cannot do it without making that face! lol

  • It is totally a college thing. and Chacos are like all of Colorado πŸ™‚ We do play! Bruce has a set of discs and there are a couple courses around our house!

  • yeah! Be warned – it is harder than it looks. πŸ˜‰

  • It is just like a climbing rope you can get a most outdoor stores and then you set it up a certain way – lol. My husband does all that πŸ˜‰

  • I know! AH.

  • yeah, I am not a cute slackliner!

  • Yeah! You and me both πŸ™‚

    But not the creek part – I totally couldn't do that!

  • You should totally try!

  • HAHA! I do think they are pretty great!

  • I am also the worst. Most of the photo are of me falling off πŸ˜‰

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  • It's funny how most people have a concentration face. You have more important things to be thinking about, though! Like not falling. haha