Outdoor Adventuring… in Raleigh? Absolutely!

ropes course and zipline in RaleighOn Friday, November 6th the Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS® team took some time out for a team-building activity that also supports our year-long health challenge. Ten of us tried out the adventure ropes course located at Blue Jay Point Park in Wake County.

What a blast!

Ziplines and Tree Climbing at Go Ape Adventures

This adventure consists of five different sections, with the first one being a practice to get you used to how to use the equipment. You’re harnessed in with carabineers and safety gear. Each section ended in a zipline starting in the tops of the trees and ending with a landing on the ground.

The challenge was getting to the zipline through various climbing, balancing, and stepping-in-mid-air. If at any point you feel you can’t move to the next section, you can always just watch and cheer for your group!

The Course is Both Easy and Challenging

Some parts of the course were pretty easy, but others were quite challenging with tiny, wobbly ladders, balancing, and strategizing. For every fun item, like the Tarzan swing or zipline, there was an equally challenging piece that you had to work through to earn your reward.

A lot of this course is about trusting yourself – trusting yourself with the ability to manage the equipment while up high, conquering fear and nerves, and also trusting that you CAN do this! It definitely offered opportunities for encouragement and leadership.

If you decide to do the course, be sure to bring gloves or purchase the ones they offer you — it’s worth it!

Yes, You Can Have Outdoor Adventures in Raleigh

Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS at Blue Jay Point in RaleighAre you relocating to the Triangle and looking for attractions like Go Ape Adventures that let you enjoy the great outdoors? The Raleigh area is filled with fun parks and exciting things to do, from Umstead State Park to Falls Lake and just about everything in between.

As Raleigh real estate experts, we have all the resources you need to help you discover Raleigh and its opportunities for living near outdoor adventures: a Raleigh relocation guide, a neighborhood and home quick-search, and a variety of home buying resources specific to the area.

You can even use our advanced search to find your dream home in Raleigh by your ideal price, home features, and even your desired subdivision.

Have you found your dream home and want to see it in person? Contact us today at 919-235-0007 or linda@lindacraft.com and we can schedule a showing.

Fun Memories at Youngsville’s Big Muddy Challenge

Kim Crup and daughters at Bug Muddy Challenge mud run
Two team members from Linda Craft & Team recently participated in the Big Muddy Challenge mud run with their children!

This family-friendly event was held in Youngsville at Hill Ridge Farms on September 6th, where kids six and older were encouraged to get muddy with their family, celebrate teamwork, and create memories together.

Here’s what our team members loved about the mud run!

Fun Times with Family and Friends

The Big Muddy Challenge is an annual event occurring twice a year in May and September, bringing friends, family, and coworkers closer together. This year, there were approximately 10 obstacles, some much muddier than the others.

Kim Crump’s Experience with Her Daughters

Kim Crump did the event with her two girls, age 12 and 7.

Sydney (12yrs) said “I didn’t expect it to be as cool as it was and the obstacles were awesome. I actually enjoyed getting really dirty and muddy.”

Ashley (7yrs) said “I thought it was awesome because it was all gooey and really deep and I got to spend time with my sister and my mom, so it was fun for me!”

Chandra Green’s Experience with Her Husband and Son

Chandra Green did the event with her husband and 6 year old son, Ethan. After a rough start with losing footing in the very slippery mud at the first obstacle, everyone recovered and finished together as a team.

It’s not a “mud run” without getting dirty!

person running through mud at a mud runNo Pressure, Just Mud

For kids (or adults) who are a little nervous about this type of event, you can pass on any obstacle that you aren’t comfortable with — you can cheer on others and support your team from the side and then move on to the next one.

Big Muddy Challenge: Great for Making Memories

It was a fantastic family event and all who participated will have great memories. Kim and Chandra are already discussing plans to attend the Big Muddy Challenge next year in the Raleigh area.

It would make a great team building activity for groups as well as for families. Bring towels, a change of clothes, and your strong will to power through! Let us know if you want to learn more about this event or similar events in the Raleigh area — we would love to share our experiences.