Spooky is the most neglected of the five basic human emotions: spooky, joy, sorrow, grouchy, and wet. Get horror glands pumping with today’s Groupon: for $8, you get tickets for two to a Halloween cruise on the Provo River, hosted by CLAS Ropes Course. Tours depart from CLAS Ropes Course every 15–30 minutes from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday–Thursday and from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
CLAS Ropes Course staff transforms the lower Provo River into a Halloween adventure as crews of 40 spooked sailors embark on approximately 25-minute riverboat rides. Professional excursion boats glide past more than 100 hand-carved jack-o'-lanterns as they slip into the night, and the ship's captain sets the mood with an eerie tale about ominously rising currency exchange rates. After Halloween songs send goose bumps rippling up spines and into eardrums, a surprise pirate attack interrupts the escapade, capping off the voyage with a hearty shock. The tour runs October 3–31, making it an ideal venue for early Flag Day celebrations.
CLAS Ropes Course
Benjamin Allen believes outdoor pursuits can positively influence those in need. This belief has led him all over the continent, building a ropes course for an orphanage in Mexico and setting up many courses a bit closer to home. Wanting to share his knowledge of nature with the public, he set up a course, CLAS Ropes Course, near Utah Lake nearly 24 years ago. Benjamin and his crew have since erected more than 100 ropes courses around the country, continuing to inspect courses and train others how to run them.
CLAS Ropes Course continues to grow each year, creating obstacles such as a giant swing that releases passengers 40 feet in the air, a 400-foot zipline that whizzes through forest canopy, and a "leap of faith," where adventure seekers jump from a treetop platform to a trapeze. A brand new Aerial Adventure Park with 16 challenging elements and a 24-foot-tall rock-climbing tower test agility and endurance, and a fleet of 20 canoes lets paddlers navigate a mile and a half of river. Many of these structures play host to team-building activities focused on developing a group's creativity and tolerance for hearing one another sing. Staff members tailor their instruction to families, dating groups, or athletic teams. They often apply their approach to athletes, such as a professional golfer who traveled all the way from Texas hoping to conquer her fear of not qualifying for tournaments. She defeated the log balance beam, departed victorious, and qualified during her next tryout two weeks later.
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