Tens of thousands of spectators ambled out across the New River Gorge Bridge on Saturday, Oct. 15 — all to watch several hundred more people leap from the bridge with parachutes and rappel to the bottom on thousand-foot ropes.
It’s Bridge Day, the largest one-day festival in West Virginia, and it is just down the road from the Summit Bechtel Reserve.
The photo gallery above shows just a taste of the action.
If you really like the photos of the jumpers, share this post to see a bonus image of BASE jumpers in flight.
Each year at Bridge Day, Troop 179 from nearby Fayetteville pitches in by picking up trash and recycling. This video is the first in a series of 4 in an Adventures In Service episode in which these Scouts combined the cleanup with a whitewater kayaking clinic down below at last year’s event.
Which do you think is wilder — BASE jumping or whitewater kayaking? Which would you want to try? Let us know in the comments below.