Imagine voluntarily throwing yourself off of a massive structure. You feel yourself free falling. You see yourself gradually coming closer to the ground below. Your hearts pumping at a rapid rate, your minds moving at a mile a minute and suddenly you feel a rebound. Your only life line was an elastic band. You just propelled off of the side of a bridge with only a small body of water and gigantic rocks to catch your fall if all else failed. It’s unlike any other hobby or sport. It’s incomparable to skydiving and it’s quite the
thrill. It’s the perfect amount of danger mixed in with a breathtaking view and a side of the jitters.
If you haven’t guessed it yet, I’m talking about BUNGEE JUMPING.
I took Kevin bungee jumping in early January. Our bungee jumping experience was unlike any other and absolutely breathtaking-no pun intended. We decided to try bungee jumping for the first time at The Bridge to Nowhere. This is a well-known hike around California stretching 10 miles wide round trip. 10 miles is a lot for most people however there is never a dull moment on this hike due to its stunning location. You are required to cross the rivers multiple times and the water can get a little cold. What’s the point of adventure of you don’t return with mud on your hands and completely exhausted?
If you haven’t gone to this extreme yet, I highly suggest you do! My life motto has always been just jump. I apply this mentality to my every move. It’s better to say you tried it and didn’t like it than to one day wish you would have just jumped at more opportunity. Below I have attached a few photos and details to our bungee experience! If you are not located in California or near this spot, research jump locations near you. Id love to hear about your experience if you decide to try it. If you find that you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to contact me! I am here for all of your travel needs.
Location: The Bridge to Nowhere
Address: Sheep Mountain at East Fork Road Azusa, CA 91702
Parking Fee: Free. It was at one time a charge to you but the park recently waived the parking fee’s.
Duration: It takes about 2 hours to hike to the bridge. 1 hour to get your jump in and 2 hours to hike back. Total: 5-6 hours depending on jump time.
Helpful Tips: Pack a ton of water, dry clothing and snacks. Try and use the restroom prior to the hike because they will have you use nature as your restroom. Wear crappy workout clothing and shoes. You will get wet.
Weather: This hike is typically shaded by trees. I encourage you to dress warm as there is a mountain chill and you will be walking through water.
Price: You can snag a deal right now and jump for $80 on groupon. Regularly it is $99 for a single jump. Each additional jump is $50. One jump is not enough!. I can’t stress that enough. If you’re going to hike the 10 miles, purchase an extra jump. You won’t regret it.
Other details: You can find other details on their website at: http://www.bungeeamerica.com