CLYMER - Peek'n Peak resort will open a summer and fall Mountain Adventure on Memorial Day weekend.
Mountain Adventure is a strategic obstacle course which consists of eight courses, according to Tiffany Cook, marketing manager for Peek'n Peak. These obstacle courses come in different challenge levels - not unlike how ski slopes have different grades of difficulty. There are courses for children as young as 5 years old.
"You kind of take on each obstacle and complete it based on how you figure it out," Cook said.
At left: Employees work during the construction of the Mountain Adventure obstacle course at Peek’n Peak Resort.
The obstacle courses can be found in the tree line, and can be an invigorating work out. While strapped into a harness, visitors can become Indiana Jones as they cross rope bridges, cable walkways, climb up cargo nets and ladders and navigate other elements such as zip lines.
"You are actually harnessed in, and you go from platform to platform," she said. "There is a different challenge between each platform. So, you have to figure out strategically where you are going to place your feet and get across, so you don't fall off the challenge."
Mountain Adventure is the result of two years of planning to make Peek'n Peak an all-season resort. According to Cook, there are not a lot of Mountain Adventure courses in the region, and they felt it would be something residents would be interested in doing.
"Keeps you interested and it's challenging, which is cool. It gets people to come back and try a different course once they conquered one," she said.
Peek'n Peak has other activities for visitors to enjoy this summer as well. In addition to Mountain Adventure, Peek'n Peak offers miniature golf, Segway tours, and Ultimate Bungy. Segways are two-wheeled motorized scooters. Ultimate Bungy has visitors harnessed in a bungy-and-trampoline hybrid, allowing them to fly up to 25 feet in the air.
For more information on Mountain Adventures and other activities at the resort, visit its website at www.pknpk.com or call 355-4141.