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Dressing for THE GORGE

What does dressing for a hike really mean?

So you have decided to zipline near Asheville and The Gorge has told you to dress as if your going for a hike, but what does that really mean? Here in the Blue Ridge Mountains we have two sayings. 1. If you don’t like the weather wait five minutes. 2. It can be 70 degrees any day of the year. That being said the first thing you should do is check the weather before you head out for your adventure. Here is what we suggest to ensure you are comfortable and have the most amount of fun with us here at The Gorge. Lets start with the head and work our way down. Head shoulders knees and toes anyone?

Head: Everyone will be outfitted in one of our awesome orange helmets, but if you a headband wearing kind of person, a Buff fits great underneath you helmet and will keep you noggin warm or your brow dry depending on the day. Lower profile beanies will also fit under your fancy helmet.

Tops: Sorry Daisy…crop tops not recommended. What we do recommend are comfortable cotton or synthetic shirts for any day at The Gorge. Synthetic athletic shirts are always a great idea as they are quick drying for those hot summer days or an unexpected shower. For those colder days, we can’t say it enough-layers layers layers (keeping your trunk warm is key). Rain Jackets are a great idea if there is a chance of rain as well as those colder days as they help keep the warm in and the wind out. Of course any jacket will due when there is a nip in the air. No matter what, you can’t go wrong with layers.

Underwear: Don’t ask don’t tell policy here. BUTT since you’re asking… anything with super heroes on them to really embrace you inner super hero while you fly down the course. “It’s a bird, It’s a plane, It’s Superman!

Bottoms: Something comfortable that you can move in (sorry skinny jeans). Just ask yourself…can you do the Twist in them? If not leave them at home. In those summer months we also suggest leaving the Daisy Dukes at home and come in something a bit longer. The longer the better for shorts to ensure the utmost comfort while wearing a harness through out your adventure. In the cooler months, warmer or thicker pants are suggested.

Socks: If you want to wear some flair on your feet-bring it. The more spirit the better! On those cold days we do recommend wearing a warm pair of socks because warm happy feet keep the rest of the body happy. Wool is always an excellent idea.

Shoes: Come with a comfortable pair of close-toed shoes you would feel comfortable hiking in. This means something with good traction on the sole, stay on your feet, and are comfortable to have on all day. High heels, loafers and flats just wont do the trick.

We can’t wait to see you at The Gorge and share this unforgettable experience with you. Thank you for choosing The Gorge as your Asheville zipline destination. Still have more questions about what to wear? Feel free to give us a call or chat with us online.

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