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Oregonian Writer Terry Richards visits the Adventure Park!

Oregonian Writer Terry Richards visits the Adventure Park!

Oregonian outdoor writer Terry Richard spent some time at the Adventure Park at Skibowl.  Below is his article:

There's something for just about every member of the family at Mt. Hood Skibowl's Summer Adventure Park.

Maybe grandma doesn't need a freefall jump off the bungee tower, but she seems to enjoy watching her grandkids do it and everything else at the park on Skibowl's east side, accessible from the center of Government Camp by going south across the overpass of U.S. 26.

The park is constantly evolving and will be a little different when you visit than on the days I visited (last Wednesday and Thursday).

Resort spokesman Hans Wipper pointed out a new tree traverse with elevated sidewalks and platforms that is nearing completion and will open soon. He also said more and faster carts are on the way to the dual track Indy-stye racing course.

The zip line has been improved from last summer, with a second line that puts an end to use of a "cherry picker" to lower zippers from the first station.

Horse and pony rides are always popular as a more natural-type attraction to balance out the carnival theme of the other rides and offerings. The Summer Adventure Park is on private land, which allows more leeway in what can be offered than would be allowed on U.S. Forest Service land, which is adjacent to the park and the setting for the winter ski runs.

Skibowl even has a summer tubing hill on plastic, but it looks pretty tame with two lanes compared to the winter hill's eight lanes featuring pounding music and flashing strobe lights during cosmic tubing.

Look at my post from Thursday for full information on the park, including hours of operation, plus a photo gallery of the adventure options at Skibowl West.

-- Terry Richard

Click HERE to see his article as it appeared on Oregonlive.

Here are the pictures from Terry's article:

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