90 Second Escape: Rope Swing

Monday — never an easy time for the outdoors enthusiast. After a weekend of adventure, returning to the humdrum work-a-day world can make one melancholy. To help ease the transition, every Monday we feature a 90 Second Escape — essentially, a 90-second video or slide show of a place you’d probably rather be: a trail, a park, a greenway, a lake … anywhere as long as it’s not under a fluorescent bulb.

Today’s 90-Second Escape: Rope Swing

When the heat and humidity are battling it out for supremacy, there’s one sure bet for outdoor relief: get wet. And what better way to get wet than by getting airborne shortly before doing so?

Today, a salute to the rope swing and those daring young men and women who know how to make the most of flight-before-splash. And today, we introduce a new adventure cinematographer, Ben Rice, who splits his time between the Triangle and Blacksburg, Va. We think you’ll appreciate his perspective, energy and creativity.

And now, Aieeeeeeeee!

Inspired? Check out swimming holes across the state at “Nature’s Pool Party: North Carolina Swimming Holes,” on VisitNC.com.

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