For a while now, we have been itching to rig a bridge. Probably since rigging near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. There are so many beautiful bridges in the Pacific Northwest, and we determined that we must find one to rig.
One of the coolest spots we’ve rigged yet, I think. This spot is the mouth of Charcoal Cave #1, which is part of the Arnold Cave System near Bend, Oregon. These caves are lava tubes formed from flowing molten rock around 80,000 years ago when Lava Top Butte erupted. They are called “ice caves,” because they have seasonal and permanent …
I have a growing fascination with volcanoes… though my home valley, the Yampa Valley in Northwest Colorado, is a “volcanic area,” the volcanoes there have been inactive for so long that the only evidence of their volcanic nature consists of a few neat rock formations and some pumice.
Our spots don’t have to always be up in the mountains or in canyons. Parks are often great for rigging aerials, because big strong trees are available, the park is open for public use, and you don’t have to go far to find something beautiful.