One of the coolest things Lindsay and I did on our trip to Asia last December was called The Gibbon Experience. It’s a great project that was started as a way to help preserve the forest and wildlife in Northern Laos, but when you are actually in the forest, it’s very easy to forget that you are helping the environment.
In a nutshell, you visit a remote village, hike through the forest and rice fields, and then zip line your way around the forest for a few hours before zip lining right into a treehouse that you sleep in about a hundred feet in the air. (The only way into or out of the treehouse is via zip line.) Some of the zip lines are nearly a half mile long and several hundred feed above the ground—and all of them are fun as hell! It was definitely a highlight of the trip, and as cliche as it sounds, the photos don’t really do it justice. Nonetheless, here are 10 photos from The Gibbon Experience so you can get a taste of what it was like.
Thanks to my old college buddy Rebecca Beacham for telling us we had to do this!