Keeping safety in line

HARPERS FERRY — Redundancy is built into nearly every procedure that River Riders uses to propel people along ziplines by the Potomac River near Harpers Ferry. Two heavy clips attach two thick nylon lines from a firmly harnessed rider to a thick metal cable. Two guides travel along to station themselves both at the launch point and endpoint of the line along the 13-station course, which also includes rope bridges, ladders and a final rappel descent.

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