TreeHouse Ziplines

Tarzan Swing Description

Tarzan Swing detailed description:
~After you get suited into the proper gear, our guides will hook, double hook, and triple hook you onto a large rope. You will be given two handles which will pull you backwards and up 50 ft to a nearby tree. Once our guides give the command, you will let go of the handles and hurdle towards the ground at approx 40 mph. You will be experiencing about 3 G's of force by the time you hit the end of your rope. You will then swing out off of the hillside taking you about 65 ft off of the ground. Once you come to a stop at end you will have the chance to swing a second time.

Rock Wall Description

Rock Wall detailed description:

~Using a perfect descent auto-belay you will take your first of two daring attempts at this unique rock wall. You will attempt to climb up our hand holds mounted on a big old Douglas Fir tree, using the rock holds, and your own physical ability. This adventure can be added to the Moutain View Zipway and/or the TreeAscent as packages.


Tree Ascent

Tree Ascent detailed description:
~After getting geared up, you will take a short walk across the meadow to our Test line. Once at the Test line, our guides will explain the few rules for ziplining and instruct everyone individually on proper techniques for steering, braking, and dismounting from the cable. They will then send you down the 101 linear foot cable, where you will dismount on the ground (PTG). After you receive the guide's instructions, you will ascend 62 feet, using a Double Rope Technique (DRT) ascender. You will climb up to the Logan's Way platform and cable. From here, you will zip the 660 linear feet and land on a platform (PTP). The guides will then instruct you on how to rappel yourself off of the platform, taking you down 55 feet. This ends your tree climb and zipline activity.


Mountain View Zipway

Mountain View Zipway detailed description:
~This course is a combination of platform-to-platform (PTP) and platform-to-ground (PTG) cables for a total of 10 different ziplines and over 4,650 linear feet. Upon finishing the Test line, you make a very short hike up to our Duck Walk Platform where you will zip 150 linear feet and land on a platform (PTP) approximately 17ft off of the ground. From there, you will ascend a wooden ladder up to the top Poultree platform and cable, where you will then zip 750 linear feet and dismount on the ground (PTG). Then comes a short hike up the hill to the Round Robin platform and cable, where you zip 426 linear feet and land on a platform in the Dipper Tree (PTP). Arriving at the Dipper Tree platform, you will step down to the Little Dipper cable, where you will zip 645 linear feet back down to ground level (PTG). Next comes another short hike which leads to a 17 foot ladder climb up to the Gap platform and cable. Here you will zip 307 linear feet to the backside of the Dipper Tree, landing on a platform (PTP). You will then zip out, at 70 vertical feet, on the Big Dipper cable and dismount on the ground (PTG). The Big Dipper cable is 645 linear feet and is our fastest line with speeds of up to forty miles per hour. Once on the ground, you will go for a 5 minute hike up the hillside to the Transition platform and cable. You will zip 88 linear feet and land on the Akillheels platform (PTP). From there, you will zip our second fastest cable, the Akillheels. The Akillheels cable is 405 linear feet and will take you to the British Airways platform and cable (PTP). You will zip across the meadow, 685 linear feet on British Airways and land on a platform (PTP). You have arrived at your last platform and cable, the Flying J. The Flying J is our longest zipline at 790 linear feet and will take you back to ground level (PTG). You have just completed the Mountain View Zipway.

More About Rafting Trips

stack 'em up!   kataraft & tahiti fun
Although we no longer lead our own floats, we are happy to help direct you to what is best for you! There are many places to go rafting near Out'n'About in southern Oregon and northern California for all skill levels. The launch sites for many raft trips are from 30 minutes to an hour away from us. We have helped guide groups from 4 to 20 people, young and old down some of the most beautiful rivers in the world right here in our back yard.   Day trips in the summer when the water is warm and the sun is hot is ideal, but if you prefer more challenge or longer than a day trip, it can be arranged. Above we are on an easy stretch of the upper Illinois River. Some places the water is too low in summer for full size rafts, so we use Catrafts and inflatable Kayaks instead. Most local white water in the summer are class 1 and 2's, easy fun stuff for kids too!
calm stretch   michael on the smith
For people that want to just sit back and float down river with out paddling. We can hook you up with a guide who will row you down the nearby Klamath River, where rapids are class 1 and 2's (with one class 3+ to 4 depending on water level). The put in is 30 miles over the mountain from the Treesort at Happy Camp, California. If you want to float down non technical sections of just the open permit sections of the Rogue River we highly recommend Ferron's Fun Trips.   Kids need to be strong swimmers and at least teenagers for this stretch of the Illinois River above. We can use rafts or catrafts in April and May water levels. June and July levels we can use catrafts and inflatable kayaks. Rapids are class 1's, 2's and 3's.
over the falls   stuck on a rock!
The Lower Illinois River runs through a wilderness area and is rated a class 5.
Seasonal access by permit only! Usually best in the spring when the flows are still high enough and the weather is perfect.
  It is technical in places but not too dangerous in groups who can help one another. There is one particularly exciting stretch with drops and pools one after another. We had a betting pool going on this part of the river where everyone put in some money and the one that didn't flip won!
class five rapid   before the falls
The famous Illinois River Falls, a class 6 white water rapid. We have tried it three times at 500cfs (cubic feet per second). We were successful all three times, with nobody flipping or getting hurt two out of those three. The one very slight injury was a scraped knee when someone went over the side for an unexpected swim, but they still want to do it again!   You must be well experienced for the upper and more technical sections of this river, it is a good idea to have insurance and be willing to sign away all and any rights to sue any guide if anything goes bad, sorry. Although everyone who has done this river says it's way worth it and is a very minor consideration.
down a chute  

after a rush

This time we made it without losing anyone over the side or getting the slightest scratch, what a rush!

We also have locally the upper section of the Middle Fork of the Smith River, a class 5 river at higher water. We mostly float it in July and August when the water is lower and warmer. On the lower Smith non-technical section we can float right through some magnificent protected old growth redwood groves. Incredible beauty that must be seen to be believed!