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Zipping along Pinot Express

Posted: Thursday, Jan 2nd, 2014

The sun is beginning to sink behind oak-studded Santa Margarita mountains and Shannon Stein is flushed, cheeks rosy-pink and eyes glowing with excitement. On a typical Thursday afternoon, you can find Stein behind a desk at the Pismo Beach Hilton Garden Inn. Today, she’s cleared a 1,200-foot gap between two hillsides, and four more lines are waiting.

“This could become addicting,” Stein exclaims while a guide unhooks her harnessed body from the thick cable overhead. Dubbed “The Renegade,” the line sends thrill-seekers 80 feet above pastoral grasslands at about 35 miles per hour. Margarita Adventures’ newest offering, “The Pinot Express,” has all but dwarfed The Renegade — not to mention the Woodlander, Hilltopper and Archway.

For the complete article see the 01-03-2014 issue.

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