Tulip Trestle – Longest in U.S.

Happy Monday! Even though it’s hard to say goodbye to the weekend, I hope you found some time to get out and enjoy the fall colors! I wanted to share an early morning adventure Kloe and I took to Southern Indiana.

Kloe and I departed from my apartment in Noblesville at 5:45am to head to a town I had never heard of to see a bridge I didn’t know existed until the day before. Needless to say, Abbi was still snoozing and Kloe was bright eyed and bushy tailed, me, not so much. Once Kloe sees my grab my EarthPak, she knows it’s time to explore!

After about a 2 hour drive Kloe and I arrived at the lookout point for the bridge. Oh, I forgot to mention that we left so early to catch the sunrise over the bridge. We were probably about 10 minutes late, but we made it none-the-less. To add to the mishaps I broke out the Mavic Pro and my three batteries each good for about 20-25 minutes of flight time. Of course, that’s if they are charged. Which, by now you have probably guessed that they were not. One was dead and the other two were at 53 and 55%. Further insult to injury, I left my portable battery charger at home.

Despite the challenges, I was able to capture some pretty amazing footage of the bridge (click here to learn the history of the bridge). I will say that knowing I had limited flight time, it really forced me to plan out how I wanted to capture each aspect of the Trestle. In the past I usually just show up and over film everything, which in the end makes editing the videos a lot more time consuming. Speaking of editing, I thought I would share the editing sequence for the video at the bottom. It’s something I am still learning, but learning to enjoy the detail and intricacies that come with it.

One of my absolute favorite thins about Kloe is her willingness to participate in my shenanigans. The GoPro flattens out images, so it’s hard to gather the depth and height of objects, but in the below picture, Kloe is a good 6′ off the ground on a beam that has an “X” pattern. She easily could have fallen through, but she climbed up anyways! The end result was the thumbnail picture of her licking my face, totally worth it.

Looking up (157 ft) to the bridge

It was an adventure-filled early morning for us; I was exhausted and running out of GoPro battery so we decided to head back to the car. Me to warm up and Kloe to dry off!

2,300′ of track – into the abyss

Looking back, spending the morning with Kloe was totally worth the early alarm and two hour drive. If I can offer any advice and this will come as a total shocker to you, but pack the night before and charge your batteries.

Hopefully you enjoy this video and be sure to like and subscribe! Abbi and I are trying to build up our subscriber base. We truly appreciate all of your support!

As always, Seek the unScene and have a great week!


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