By Steve Keenan, The Fayette Tribune
OAK HILL, W.Va. — Hailey Smith’s adrenaline levels spiked a little on Monday as the 2021 GIRL Fest kicked off in earnest at ACE Adventure Resort.
Smith, a member of Girl Scout Troop 38317 of Hurricane, was among the Girl Scouts who navigated the new-in-2021 aerial adventure park at ACE as part of their morning activities Monday. While Smith enjoyed her jaunt on the aerial park set-up, she expected the excitement level to ratchet up another notch or two when she embraced another of the outdoor adventure activities planned at ACE for 370 adult leaders and scouts in grades four-and-above from 17 states through Thursday of this week.
“It was really fun,” Smith said of her time maneuvering through the aerial adventure park. “I had lots of fun, but it was also very, very scary.
“It’s definitely worth it.”
The aerial park debuted in April, according to ACE outdoor adventure guide Levi Moore. He said it’s still a relatively new offering to resort visitors, and about 500 guests have participated so far. The attraction has three levels — the highest which is 45 feet above ground — and features spiral staircase ladders, steps and various obstacles for participants to overcome while safely harnessed in…