Tyler Steinman reaches for a rope that will help slow down his zip as he moves towards a platform on the canopy tour at Kristoferson Farm on Camano Island on Monday morning.
Photo taken 08292011Tyler Steinman reaches for a rope that will help slow down his zip as he moves towards a platform on the canopy tour at Kristoferson Farm on Camano Island on Monday morning. 29, a big grin on his face, trying the splayed flying squirrel move to slow his momentum as he zipped across a creek to the next platform high in the tree canopy."It's very beautiful here," Fernandez said. The Camano dairy farm soon became a favorite place for August Jr. and later for his children."We all grew up in Seattle, but the farm was our second home," said August III "Kris" Kristoferson, 56. "We spent almost every summer here and we loved it."The fourth generation of Kristofersons were granted ownership of the family's 134 acre farm and adjacent 100 acre forest after their father, August Jr., died. Among the five siblings Nancy O'Neal, Betsy Kristoferson, Kris Kristoferson, Melissa Elliott and Mona Campbell are an accountant, a lawyer, a mechanical engineer, a creative entrepreneur and a landscape architect. Cedar stumps on the property still bear the marks of the sawyers who stood on planks hammered into notches high up on the tree trunks. With helmet on and harness attached to the line, she was ready to go."You'll be fine, Mom," one of her sons said. However, the No. 3 line crosses Little K Creek, which people can't really see because it's so far below. 10 at 332 N. East Camano Drive, across the road from the golf course.