Hooray! It's the weekend! We know that you have probably had a hectic week so we are going to help you do some cool things to help your weekend be even more memorable than the week you have had. If you are an adrenaline junkie, this installment of Dollars & Sense may be just for you.
BASE jumping, also sometimes written as B.A.S.E. jumping, is an activity where participants jump from fixed objects and use a parachute to break their fall. "BASE" is an acronym that stands for four categories of fixed objects from which one can jump: buildings, antennas, spans (bridges), and earth (cliffs).
If you have ever what it would be like to ever actually leap off of a cliff, then you can "jump" right in below
Jump Off Of The New River Gorge Bridge In Fayetteville, West VirginiaSpanning the New River Gorge in West Virginia is one of the largest steel-arch bridges in the world. The New River Gorge Bridge was constructed as part of the Appalachian Development Highway System from 1974 to 1977 and, according to locals in nearby Fayetteville, was instrumental in cutting travel time from one side of the gorge to the other from 45 minutes to about 45 seconds.The structure has since taken on its own identity among the residents of Fayetteville. Every year on the third Saturday in October the bridge is closed to vehicular traffic for Bridge Day, a festival that celebrates the construction of the bridge and opens the span to pedestrian traffic. Among the people who take advantage of Bridge Day are those few who rappel off the side and those who BASE jump, which number around 400 each year.