MOAB, Utah — So I had this awesome slip and slide as a kid called Crocodile Mile. In my little kid brain, it was a mile long with a picture of a crocodile with its mouth open at the end of the slide. It was as amazing as it sounds.
Truth is I think the slide itself was maybe 14-feet long and the crocodile part broke after we used it once, but still, I loved that thing. While I have fond memories of a slip and slide, I don't think I'm ready for this slip and fly down in Moab.
This video from GoPro shows Marshall Miller and his friends as they set up a slip and slide at the edge of a cliff in Moab and use it as a launch ramp into a free fall. The video is impressive and I know I will never have the courage to do this. I am OK with being a coward. I have no real issue with admitting that my daredevil attitude ends at the fake crocodile's mouth on my Crocodile Mile.
We can watch this and get our own little rush as Miller and his friends plummet back to earth, but please remember that these are professionals and this is a dangerous activity. I think we're all smart people here, but for real, this is super dangerous. These people know what they're doing. In other words, don't take your Crocodile Mile down to Moab with a homemade parachute and give this a shot yourself.