Getting to Know Wolfe Creek Preserve – Compass Tower

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Today’s featured tower is Compass. It is the second zip line along the Flying Prospector Canopy Tour and sixth zip along the Ozarks Xplorer Canopy Tour. And as with most of the zip line towers featured on Wolfe Creek Preserve, Compass was named so by Eli Wolfe for sentimental reasons.

As a young boy, Eli was given a compass by his father, Isaac. Ever in hopes of one day exploring the world like his father, Eli saw this gift as a token of adventure and journeys to come. And while Eli is currently unable to be contacted by any of us at Wolfe Creek Preserve, those that know Eli can’t help but think of the enigmatic quip he would always share with a sly grin, “When the time comes, I’ll most likely follow my compass south; it’s yet to fail me.”

Structurally, the Compass tower carries a variety of meaning with a cross-beam reminiscent of the North, South, East, West markings on a compass. Also, the Blue Streak Fast Line zip line crosses just over the line leading out of the Compass tower, which fittingly takes guests further south into Wolfe Creek Preserve.

Those interested in experiencing the Compass Tower first-hand can do so on our Ozarks Xplorer Canopy Tour, Flying Prospector Canopy Tour and Canopy Adventure Combo (combining the Ozarks Xplorer with our Blue Streak Fast Line).

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