SVPN Magazine July 2013
Tandem paragliding off the top of Bald Mountain was not exactly on my bucket list. Call me crazy, who wouldn’t jump at the chance to float over the Wood River Valley with wild views of every mountain range as far as your eye can see. Isn’t it everybody’s dream to fly? Well, maybe not everyone. I consider myself sporty, an athlete even. But, not your typical adventure girl. I prefer grace to speed, Zen to adrenaline. Paragliding? I was pretty sure that lay outside of my personal thrill meter. But, when asked if I wanted to go, then write about it, I realized that I wasn’t actually worried about hurting myself (tandem paragliding is very, very safe). And when Mike Pfau, Operator of Fly Far In Idaho and Tandem Pilot for Fly Sun Valley said, “It’s the most fun you can have as a human,” I thought: Why not?