23 October 2013
Day 27 / 103 - Bridge Day 2013
In case you are unfamiliar, Bridge Day is the one day a year where people are allowed to BASE jump off the New River Bridge into the Gorge 876 feet below. This year over 400 jumpers participated successfully completing 934 jumps. The bridge is closed to traffic for the day and is open for pedestrian spectators.
To make it more exciting, my husband and son wanted to enjoy the festivities from the bottom of the Gorge, which included a 12 mile round trip hike down and back.
People are also allowed to rappel off the bridge that day which I think sounds like The. Worst. Thing. Ever. You can vaguely see that happening in the picture below.