Saturday, February 27, 2010

I want to jump off this bridge

At #8 on my 30 Before 30 List, I've got bungee jump, so I've been researching on cool places to do this. I think I've found my dream location. I want to jump off this bridge:

This is the Navajo Bridge, which crosses the Colorado River's Marble Canyon in Arizona. It's the only roadway crossing of the river and the Grand Canyon for about 600 miles. This same bridge allows travelers to get to southern Utah and the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Since I also have "See the Grand Canyon" on my to-do list, I think it would be truly amazing if I could jump here. Bungee Expeditions does bungee jumps here a few times a year, so I'm waiting to hear back about when the next two jump dates are. The height of the bridge above the river is 470 feet (143.256 m), which pales in comparison to Macau Towers (the highest in the world at a whopping 233 m) but it's still pretty effin' high. What I really want to go there for is the view, though. Wouldn't you love to have this view while you jump?

It's $175 for the jump, and in a perfect world I'd incorporate this with my cross-country road trip plan. I would feel like a rockstar if I managed to plan this out perfectly: a cross-country road trip (#11), seeing the Grand Canyon (#9), and bungee jumping off the Navajo Bridge! Terribly exciting.

Have you bungee jumped before? Where did you do it, and tell me all about it! And do you have dream bungee jumping spots to share? 

UPDATE: I can't jump off this bridge! Weight restriction: 115 lbs. minimum. No way I can make that while I'm training for the marathon. Boo ... it sucks being a munchkin sometimes.

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