Mar 23, 2015 6:32 PM by News Staff
If one ambitious Redding man gets his way, there will soon be a new attraction in Shasta County, a zip line that lets people fly over the trees.
Dan McTimmonds, a former Union Pacific electrician, is hoping to build eight zip lines and two sky bridges along 30 acres of land in the Dry Creek area, north of Lakehead.
McTimmonds says his zip line is perfect for Shasta County. "We need a new opportunity for some outdoor adventure, that's what my vision is, to bring people out into the forest...it's pretty interesting to see people smile, strangers high-fiving."
McTimmonds said he was inspired by a zip line he saw while on a cruise to Alaska, and he has been working with county officials to get a permit ever since.
If all goes according to plan the project will be in full swing by the beginning of 2016.