Race along a zipline at 70mph in VR

Lake Travis near Austin, Texas, is a pretty escape from the city that offers relaxation and recreation. You can peacefully sail in a boat and catch some fish, enjoy a picnic, or take a scenic hike.

Or, if you’re a little crazy, fly over it all at 70mph on a zipline.

Enter VRtually There, a weekly video series from the USA TODAY network. Using some of the latest state-of-the-art virtual reality technology, they’re giving us a 360 degree first-hand view of what it feels like to go racing on a zipline.

Zipline Adventures offers a half-mile-long ride – the longest in Texas – on which riders can reach speeds up to 70mph. Feel the rushing wind, gasp at the distance to the ground – and pray you don’t need that helmet.

Check out the full video below, which also includes an up-close (and kind of adorable) look at life as a grizzly bear. To get the epic 360 degree experience, download the USA TODAY app and search for the video in the “VR” section, or view the video below in your phone’s YouTube app. Subscribe on YouTube for future episodes of VRtually There.


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