The Transylvania Times -

By Eric Crews
Staff Writer 

Zipline Course Will Be Treetop Adventure


Jim Fox, owner of Fox Frameworks, builds a suspension bridge over the East Fork of the French Broad one step at a time. The bridge will serve as the public's entrance and beginning of their aerial journey. (Courtesy photos)

After nine months of work, Carl and Lois Ganner’s dream to open a zipline and canopy tour along the French Broad River is nearing completion.

Since they purchased the property 11 years ago, Carl said he and his wife have been considering several ideas that would allow them to use their 25-acre parcel of land.

Last year, after partnering with canopy tour builder Jim Fox, owner of Fox Frameworks, the Ganners decided a series of ziplines that would take visitors on a tour of the most beautiful parts of the property would be a perfect use of the land.

“We explored a lot of ideas over the y...

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